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Definitions of acknowledge

  1. 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 thw work of others in one's own writing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. accept (smeone) 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Acknowledged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Acknowledging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. To admit; confess; recognise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To own as obligatory, genuine, or valid; confess; avow; certify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. The action of confessing or to admit something. thelawdictionary.org
  21. To own 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. dictgcide_fs
  22. To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed. dictgcide_fs
  23. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Admit the truth of; own (person &c. to be something); recognize the authority or claims of; recognize in legal form; express appreciation of; announce receipt of; reward (a service). Concise Oxford Dictionary
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