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.
See acknowledge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier aknowledge < ME knowlechen < knowleche (see knowledge): infl. by ME aknowen < OE oncnawan, to understand, know, with Latinized prefix
See acknowledge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ac·knowl·edged, ac·knowl·edg·ing, ac·knowl·edg·es
Origin: Probably blend of Middle English knowlechen, to acknowledge (from knouen, to know; see know)
Origin: and Middle English aknouen, to recognize (from Old English oncnāwan, to know : on-, on; see on + cnāwan, to know; see know).
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