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Acknowledge - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Acknowledge' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acknowledge [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
- To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Acknowledge' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . acknowledge [ v]
Meaning (1):
- accept as legally binding and valid
Example in sentence:
  • acknowledge the deed
Meaning (2):
- declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Example in sentence:
  • He admitted his errors;
  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
Meaning (3):
- express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
Example in sentence:
  • He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway;
  • it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing;
  • She acknowledged his complement with a smile
Meaning (4):
- accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
Example in sentence:
  • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne;
  • We do not recognize your gods
Meaning (5):
- report the receipt of
Example in sentence:
  • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
Meaning (6):
- express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
Example in sentence:
  • We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us