What does acknowledge mean?

Definitions for acknowledge
ækˈnɒl ɪdʒac·knowl·edge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledgeverb

    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

    "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

  2. acknowledge, receiptverb

    report the receipt of

    "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

  3. notice, acknowledgeverb

    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"

  4. acknowledge, recognize, recogniseverb

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  5. acknowledgeverb

    accept as legally binding and valid

    "acknowledge the deed"

  6. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. acknowledgeverb

    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.

  2. acknowledgeverb

    To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.

  3. acknowledgeverb

    To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.

  4. acknowledgeverb

    To notify receipt, as of a letter.

  5. acknowledgeverb

    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.

  6. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACKNOWLEDGEverb

    Etymology: a word formed, as it seems, between the Latin and English, from agnosco, and knowledge, which is deduced from the Saxon, cnawan, to know.

    My people do already know my mind,
    And will acknowledge you and Jessica,
    In place of lord Bassanio and myself. William Shakespeare, Mer. of Ven.

    None that acknowledge God, or providence,
    Their souls eternity did ever doubt. John Davies.

    For I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psalm li. 3.

    His spirit
    Taught them; but they his gifts acknowledg’d not. Par. Lost.

    In the first place, therefore, I thankfully acknowledge to the Almighty power the assistance he has given me in the beginning, and the prosecution of my present studies. John Dryden, Æneis.

ChatGPT

  1. acknowledge

    To acknowledge means to recognize, accept, or admit the existence, validity, or legality of something. It can also refer to expressing gratitude or appreciation for something, or to showing that one has noticed or recognized someone or their actions.

  2. acknowledge

    To acknowledge is to recognize, accept, admit, or express awareness or gratitude for something or someone. It could be in the form of understanding the existence or truth of a particular situation, a person's achievements or contributions, or receipt of a message or item.

  3. acknowledge

    To acknowledge means to accept, recognize, or admit the existence, validity, or truth of something. This can refer to a fact, a situation, an event, a person's status, or another's feelings, rights, or opinions. It can also mean expressing gratitude or recognition for a contribution or achievement.

  4. acknowledge

    Acknowledge refers to accepting the existence, truth, or validity of something. It can also mean expressing recognition or gratitude for something, or showing that you have received or understood something.

  5. acknowledge

    To acknowledge means to accept, admit or recognize the existence, validity, or truth of something. It could also refer to expressing gratitude or appreciation for something, showing that you have noticed or received something, or responding to someone to confirm that you understand or have received their message or request.

  6. acknowledge

    To acknowledge means to recognize, admit, or accept the existence, validity, or legality of something. It can also refer to expressing gratitude or appreciation for something received or recognizing the effort or work of others. Acknowledgment can also mean responding to someone as a form of recognition or communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acknowledgeverb

    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

  2. Acknowledgeverb

    to own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to

  3. Acknowledgeverb

    to own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter

  4. Acknowledgeverb

    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

  1. Acknowledge

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. acknowledge

    To express the truth of how we feel.

    He did acknowledge he was motivated and energetic and looking forward to marrying his fiance.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acknowledge' in Verbs Frequency: #453

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acknowledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acknowledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of acknowledge in a Sentence

  1. Duncan Hunter:

    I acknowledge that I have struggled, I have sought help and the Army failed me in that pursuit.

  2. Kim Jong-un Rogers:

    We'll have to work our way through it. And I'm the first to acknowledge there are international implications, i think we can work our way through this.

  3. Nicole Saphier:

    More children die from cancer, drownings and car accidents daily than are dying from Covid, yet people are still driving on the roads and swimming in pools, it is time to take a step back and acknowledge that there is more damage being done to the children through prolonged restrictions than benefit … It is time to transition from a state of delusional fear and move forward confidently knowing the pandemic is not over, but the emergency certainly is.

  4. Jacqueline Dougé:

    If as a human being, you understand that another human being debased, dehumanized and not treated like you are just because of the color of their skin, I think it's important to feel something. I think is important to acknowledge privilege, i think it's important to ask what am I not doing by being silent that perpetuates this ? How do we open the door so that everyone sits at the table ? That's only done when each of us understands that we have the power to do that.

  5. Alexandra Kokoli:

    What angers people most, whether they acknowledge it or not, is that notion of deskilling, that people are making money out of nothing, there is this big anxiety against a certain type of conceptualism that seems totally based on an artistic idea, and whose execution as an art work does not require any of the traditional artistic skills and techniques.

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