Definition of Acknowledge in English :

Define Acknowledge in English

Acknowledge meaning in English

Meaning of Acknowledge in English

Pronunciation of Acknowledge in English

Acknowledge pronunciation in English

Pronounce Acknowledge in English


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1. acknowledge, admit

declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

Example Sentences:
'He admitted his errors'
'She acknowledged that she might have forgotten'

2. acknowledge, receipt

report the receipt of

Example Sentences:
'The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper'

3. acknowledge, notice

express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

Example Sentences:
'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, recognise, recognize

express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

Example Sentences:
'We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us'

5. acknowledge

accept as legally binding and valid

Example Sentences:
'acknowledge the deed'

6. acknowledge, know, recognise, recognize

accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

Example Sentences:
'The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne'
'We do not recognize your gods'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
1. (may take a clause as object)
to recognize or admit the existence, truth, or reality of
to indicate recognition or awareness of, as by a greeting, glance, etc
to express appreciation or thanks for
to acknowledge a gift
to make the receipt of known to the sender
to acknowledge a letter
to recognize, esp in legal form, the authority, rights, or claims of

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verb transitiveWord forms: acˈknowledged or acˈknowledging
to admit to be true or as stated; confess
to recognize the authority or claims of
to recognize and answer (a greeting or greeter, an introduction, etc.)
to express thanks for
to state that one has received (a letter, gift, favor, payment, etc.)
6.  Law
to admit or affirm as genuine; certify in legal form
to acknowledge a deed

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tr.v. ac·knowl·edged, ac·knowl·edg·ing, ac·knowl·edg·es
1. To admit the existence or truth of: The doctors acknowledged that the treatment had not been successful.
a. To express recognition of; make notice of: "When he saw me acknowledge him, he smiled as if we were dear friends" (Angela Patrinos).
b. To express gratitude or appreciation for or to: acknowledged the contributions of the volunteers; acknowledged her editor in the preface to the book.
3. To report the receipt of (something) to the sender or giver: acknowledge a letter.
4. Law To accept or certify as legally binding: acknowledge a deed of ownership.

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