The definition of acknowledge means to state that something is real, factual or true.verb
An example of acknowledge is agreeing that it is true that you were supposed to be home an hour ago.
Acknowledge is defined as to show thanks or appreciation or to recognize someone's efforts or accomplishments.verb
An example of acknowledge is to send a thank-you card.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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.)
- Law to admit or affirm as genuine; certify in legal form: to acknowledge a deed
Origin: earlier aknowledge < ME knowlechen < knowleche (see knowledge): infl. by ME aknowen < OE oncnawan, to understand, know, with Latinized prefix
- acknowledgeable adjective
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transitive verb ac·knowl·edged, ac·knowl·edg·ing, ac·knowl·edg·es
- a. To admit the existence, reality, or truth of.b. To recognize as being valid or having force or power.
- a. To express recognition of: acknowledge a friend's smile.b. To express thanks or gratitude for.
- To report the receipt of: acknowledge a letter.
- Law To accept or certify as legally binding: acknowledge a deed.
Origin: Probably blend of Middle English knowlechen, to acknowledge (from knouen, to know; see know) and Middle English aknouen, to recognize (from Old English oncnāwan, to know : on-, on; see on + cnāwan, to know; see know).
- ac·knowlˈedge·a·ble adjective