What does acknowledge mean?

Definitions for acknowledge
ækˈnɒl ɪdʒac·knowl·edge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acknowledge.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledge(verb)

    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, receipt(verb)

    report the receipt of

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

  3. notice, acknowledge(verb)

    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, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  5. acknowledge(verb)

    accept as legally binding and valid

    "acknowledge the deed"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. acknowledge(Verb)

    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.

    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.

  2. acknowledge(Verb)

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

    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.

  3. acknowledge(Verb)

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

    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.

  4. acknowledge(Verb)

    To notify receipt, as of a letter.

    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.

  5. acknowledge(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acknowledge(verb)

    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. Acknowledge(verb)

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

  3. Acknowledge(verb)

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

  4. Acknowledge(verb)

    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. John Boehner:

    More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate, he will continue to do great and important work for Americans.

  2. Jonathan Caspi:

    When children complain about fairness, parents often dismiss it... which only confirms the sense that they are on the outside in the parent-children relationship. Acknowledge the feelings and openly discuss it, parents should observe how they intervene in sibling conflicts. Are Jonathan Caspi taking one's side more than the other's ? If so, change it up.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Every day they exist in the form of a caliphate is another day they gain energy, so I think the President needs to acknowledge this is a threat to our national security interests, i believe we need to take out ISIS and create a more stable Iraq and a more stable Syria. American leadership is required for that to happen.

  4. Pete Buttigieg:

    The challenge with any policy, especially a controversial one, is you need to know when to stick to your guns when you really believe in something and get it done. But you also need to acknowledge, from the get-go, that you might be wrong.

  5. Middleton Brown:

    I acknowledge that I am very angry, she taught me that we are the family that love built.

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