declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
"He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
report the receipt of
"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
"He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
accept as legally binding and valid
"acknowledge the deed"
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know(verb)
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
"The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.
To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
To notify receipt, as of a letter.
To own as genuine or valid; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.
Origin: Recorded since 1553, a blend (with a parasitic c slipped in) of aknow (from oncnawan, itself from on with cnawan) and knowlechen. Other sources derive it from the prefix a- with a verb knowledge, and compare acknow.
to of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God
to own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to
to own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter
to own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-nol′ej, v.t. to own a knowledge of: to own as true: to confess: to admit or give intimation of the receipt of.—adj. Acknow′ledgeable.—adv. Acknow′ledgeably.—n. Acknowledgment, recognition: admission: confession: thanks: a receipt. [From the v. Acknow, with suffix -ledge.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'acknowledge' in Verbs Frequency: #453
The numerical value of acknowledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acknowledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
It is incumbent on the Romanian authorities to acknowledge the truth, the truth is that there was a secret CIA prison on their territory.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
No person is perfect. No government is perfect. Nor am I, of course we didn't get everything right along the way. I am the first to acknowledge that. We must and will learn from our mistakes and do better for the people of Ireland.
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- потвърждавам, признавам, признателен съмBulgarian
- den Empfang bestätigen, anerkennen, zur Kenntnis nehmen, bekennen, erkennenGerman
- acusar reciboSpanish
- hyväksyä, tunnustaa, kuitata, kiittääFinnish
- accuser réception, reconnaîtreFrench
- aidichScottish Gaelic
- riconoscere, ammettereItalian
- erkennen, bekennenDutch
- confirmar, reconhecer, admitirPortuguese
- подтвержда́ть, подтверди́ть, признава́ть, призна́тьRussian
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