refuse to recognize

See: disown, neglect
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Of course the real name of the place is El something or other, but the boys still refuse to recognize the Arab names or try to pronounce them.
At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
SDSM say they refuse to recognize the process of lustration, which may block the work of the commission for the verification of facts.
Cambodia passed a Khmer Rouge crimes denial law Friday to criminalize those who refuse to recognize, challenge or who promote crimes committed in the late 1970s.
"These forces undermine stability...They refuse to recognize the presence of a single army, namely the Lebanese army," he concluded.
The Arabs refuse to recognize the continuation of Article 140 validity, especially that the Constitution specified period of validity, which ended years ago, while the Kurds insist that this article shall remain in force.
It deepened the rift between those who support the U.N.-appointed Special Tribunal for Lebanon and those who refuse to recognize It.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has(http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/albany-leaders-reach-consensus-on-religious-exemptions-for-marriage-measure/]) reached an agreement with lawmakers on provisions in a gay marriage bill shielding religious organizations who refuse to recognize gay marriage, overcoming a central obstacle to the bill getting a vote.
Sadly, these folks refuse to recognize that the system--the culture--at Ford collapsed decades ago.
If anyone is "ruining" the American family, it's all the employers who refuse to recognize that their employees have family responsibilities, as well as jobs.
The Church may refuse to bless such marriages and the State may refuse to recognize them.
DOMA was signed by President Clinton in 1996 and prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage while allowing states to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in other states.