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 acknowledge acknowledge

verb

  • ( ) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of  ( acknowledge, admit )
    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
     He admitted his errors
    He admitted his errors
     She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
    She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • ( ) report the receipt of  ( acknowledge, receipt )
    report the receipt of
     The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
    The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
  • ( ) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with  ( acknowledge, notice )
    express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
     He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway
    He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway
     She acknowledged his complement with a smile
    She acknowledged his complement with a smile
     it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing
    it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing
  • ( ) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for  ( acknowledge, recognise, recognize )
    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
     We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us
    We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us
  • accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority  ( acknowledge, know, recognise, recognize )
    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
    The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
     We do not recognize your gods
    We do not recognize your gods
  • accept as legally binding and valid  ( acknowledge )
    accept as legally binding and valid
     acknowledge the deed
    acknowledge the deed


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