What does acknowledge mean?
Definitions for acknowledge
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word acknowledge.
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, recogniseverb
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, 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"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.]
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
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
Examples of acknowledge in a Sentence
I never said that I hated the country. I never said that. All I said was I respect my people enough to not stand for or acknowledge something that disrespects them. I love my people. Point blank, period.
I really do think it’s important for us as a state to try to help peopleachieve closure, and to acknowledge the injustice that was going on in our state and country at that time, try to help people move forward on it.
This study determined that the individual effect on obesity was 'clinically small.' However, they acknowledge that, from a population health standpoint, such small changes may, in fact, have important public health implications with respect to the obesity and diabetes epidemics, the evolving consensus is that children should not be exposed to fruit juices, especially in the first 6 years of life.
That designation doesn't acknowledge how political and economic circumstances -- the root causes that lead to migration -- are intertwined, we continue to see the legacy of that distinction even today.
I think we first have to acknowledge and believe that black lives matter. This is not just a slogan, this should be a guiding principle.
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- потвърждавам, признателен съм, признавамBulgarian
- erkennen, bekennen, zur Kenntnis nehmen, anerkennen, den Empfang bestätigenGerman
- acusar reciboSpanish
- tunnustaa, hyväksyä, kuitata, kiittääFinnish
- accuser réception, reconnaîtreFrench
- aidichScottish Gaelic
- riconoscere, ammettereItalian
- erkennen, bekennenDutch
- admitir, reconhecer, confirmarPortuguese
- признава́ть, призна́ть, подтвержда́ть, подтверди́тьRussian
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