To dream that you achieve recognition indicates that you are a naturally ambitious person.
To recognize someone in a dream can have many meanings. You may have unfinished business between you and the person, and your dream is asking you to recognize it.
Alternatively, your subconscious may be referencing a character trait that the person represents. For example, to see your mom in a dream may not directly represent her or your relationship with her, but it may refer to ideas of nurturing, compassion, family or love.