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Definitions of acknowledge

  1. To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To admit or own to be true; to recognize; as, to acknowledge an acquaintance by bowing; to confess; to admit the receipt of; as, to acknowledge a letter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To own a knowledge of: to admit: to own: to confess. ACKNOWLEDGE THE CORN, to acknowledge or confess a charge or imputation. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To own as obligatory, genuine, or valid; confess; avow; certify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To own; to admit; to confess; to recognize; to admit the receipt of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To own; to confess; to admit to be true; to assent to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Acknowledging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Acknowledged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for acknowledge

  1. I acknowledge myself beaten. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  2. I cannot acknowledge the engagement just now. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
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