declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
"He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
report the receipt of
"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
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"
acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
accept as legally binding and valid
"acknowledge the deed"
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"
tell apart, distinguish, have intercourse, experience, have a go at it, have sex, spot, bed, cognise, know, get laid, make love, bonk, agnise, acknowledge, greet, love, agnize, admit, pick out, eff, live, sleep together, notice, realise, do it, accredit, lie with, make out, discern, be intimate, recognize, jazz, sleep with, hump, receipt, screw, have it off, recognise, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, realize, roll in the hay
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.
acknowledge(verb)To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
acknowledge(verb)To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
acknowledge(verb)To notify receipt, as of a letter.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
own or admit the validity of
Translations for acknowledge
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- потвърждавам, признавам, признателен съмBulgarian
- den Empfang bestätigen, anerkennen, zur Kenntnis nehmen, bekennen, erkennenGerman
- acusar reciboSpanish
- hyväksyä, tunnustaa, kuitata, kiittääFinnish
- accuser réception, reconnaîtreFrench
- aidichScottish Gaelic
- riconoscere, ammettereItalian
- erkennen, bekennenDutch
- confirmar, reconhecer, admitirPortuguese
- подтвержда́ть, подтверди́ть, признава́ть, призна́тьRussian
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