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.

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. Steve Scalise:

    President Biden and Democrats have politicized Covid from the start and refused to acknowledge its origins from China, republicans have been sounding the alarm on these issues for well over year, and Dr. Birx’s closed-door testimony confirms that the world was misled.

  2. RVM:

    I invite and acknowledge only Positive thoughts and people who create Happiness in my Life.

  3. Ilhan Omar:

    Today I graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate, instead of apologizing for Lauren Boebert Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Lauren Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge Lauren Boebert hurtful and dangerous comments. Lauren Boebert instead doubled down on Lauren Boebert rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.

  4. Jim Bruemmer:

    The massive problem that I see is that our leaders at the highest level ... do not even want to recognize or even acknowledge that this problem exists, and therefore they spend huge amounts of time demonizing the police force, throwing gasoline and making the problems much worse.

  5. Richard Lawhern:

    My instinct is to acknowledge incremental progress, and then get busy forcing the immediate recall and repudiation of the entire [CDC] guidelines document and all state legislation or regulation that incorporates it, we likely wont be able to avoid a rewrite effort for somekind of guideline, because doctors wont reenter pain management practice without a shield from sanctions.

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