You're writing a report about a company. It is #1 among companies of their type. You are introducing the company at the beginning of your report, and write:
They are widely recognized as the world's leading solar energy company.
When many people agree that a company is the best, you say the company is "recognized as" the best. Similarly, if you are "recognized as" one of the best athletes at your school, it means that a lot of the people at the school agree that you are one of the best.
If most people agree about a description, you can say something is "widely recognized as" being that way. "Widely recognized" means recognized by a large number of people.
The #1 person or thing in a group is called "the leading ___". This is often used with job titles and professions:
- the world's leading doctor
- New York's leading personal trainer
You can also use this expression to talk about companies, products, etc:
They are the industry's leading seller.
We are the East Coast's leading provider of audio-visual equipment.
"Solar energy" is electricity that's made from the sun using solar panels.
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