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Pronunciation:  ak'nâlij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed"
  3. [v]  declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
  4. [v]  express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  5. [v]  report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
  6. [v]  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"

ACKNOWLEDGE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: admit, know, notice, receipt, recognise, recognise, recognize, recognize
 Antonyms: deny
 See Also: accept, adjudge, appreciate, attorn, avouch, avow, cite, communicate, concede, confess, declare, give thanks, hold, mention, pass, pass on, profess, put across, react, respond, shrive, squeal, sustain, thank, write off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*knowl"edge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acknowledged};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Acknowledging}.] [Prob. fr. pref. a- + the
verb knowledge. See {Knowledge}, and cf. {Acknow}.]
1. 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.

         I acknowledge my transgressions.      --Ps. li. 3.

         For ends generally acknowledged to be good.

2. To own or recognize in a particular character or
   relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give
   recognition to.

         In all thy ways acknowledge Him.      --Prov. iii.

         By my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee. --Shak.

3. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation;
   as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.

         They his gifts acknowledged none.     --Milton.

4. 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.

Syn: To avow; proclaim; recognize; own; admit; allow;
     concede; confess.

Usage: {Acknowledge}, {Recognize}. Acknowledge is opposed to
       keep back, or conceal, and supposes that something had
       been previously known to us (though perhaps not to
       others) which we now feel bound to lay open or make
       public. Thus, a man acknowledges a secret marriage;
       one who has done wrong acknowledges his fault; and
       author acknowledges his obligation to those who have
       aided him; we acknowledge our ignorance. Recognize
       supposes that we have either forgotten or not had the
       evidence of a thing distinctly before our minds, but
       that now we know it (as it were) anew, or receive and
       admit in on the ground of the evidence it brings.
       Thus, we recognize a friend after a long absence. We
       recognize facts, principles, truths, etc., when their
       evidence is brought up fresh to the mind; as, bad men
       usually recognize the providence of God in seasons of
       danger. A foreign minister, consul, or agent, of any
       kind, is recognized on the ground of his producing
       satisfactory credentials. See also {Confess}.

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