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. Emeasoba George:

    I may not know what the future holds for me. But guess what? I do know the person that holds the future right inside the palms of his hands. And the person in question is nobody else but God almighty, who created the whole wide world out of nothing. And just because he (God) lives. I do believe I can face, embrace and maximize the future ahead of me. Now, that's why I don't really need to know what the future holds for me. And so, I urge you too never to be anxious of anything including your future. All you've got to do is just to strive and acknowledge the holder, controller and determinant of all things including the future i.e. God almighty. Because, once you've dared to acknowledge him (God). Believe you me. Your future must be worthwhile, enviable and fabulous. You can take my words for it/that.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    Feelings and emotions can dismantle gradually all lucid patterns in the back garden of our fantasy. A reflect graphic image of our dream can reveal what is hidden in the back of our mind's eye and show things we are, maybe, not ready to acknowledge. ("Back garden of a dream")

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    There are no restrictions to the determination, except those that we acknowledge.

  4. Julie Morgenstern:

    How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us

  5. President Barack Obama:

    She is eminently qualified. Nobody denies that, even the Republicans acknowledge.

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