Acknowledge definition

ăk-nŏlĭj
To express recognition of; make notice of.
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To admit to be true or as stated; confess.
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To express gratitude or appreciation for or to.

Acknowledged the contributions of the volunteers; acknowledged her editor in the preface to the book.

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To admit the existence or truth of.

The doctors acknowledged that the treatment had not been successful.

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(law) To admit or affirm as genuine; certify in legal form.

To acknowledge a deed.

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To express thanks for.
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To recognize the authority or claims of.
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To recognize and answer (a greeting or greeter, an introduction, etc.)
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To report the receipt of (something) to the sender or giver.

Acknowledge a letter.

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To state that one has received (a letter, gift, favor, payment, etc.)
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(law) To accept or certify as legally binding.

Acknowledge a deed of ownership.

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The definition of acknowledge means to state that something is real, factual or true.

An example of acknowledge is agreeing that it is true that you were supposed to be home an hour ago.

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Acknowledge is defined as to show thanks or appreciation or to recognize someone's efforts or accomplishments.

An example of acknowledge is to send a thank-you card.

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To admit the existence or truth of.

The doctors acknowledged that the treatment had not been successful.

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To report the receipt of (something) to the sender or giver.

Acknowledge a letter.

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(law) To accept or certify as legally binding.

Acknowledge a deed of ownership.

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To express recognition of; make notice of.
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To express gratitude or appreciation for or to.

Acknowledged the contributions of the volunteers; acknowledged her editor in the preface to the book.

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

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To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.

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To notify receipt, as of a letter.
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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.
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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.

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Origin of acknowledge

  • Probably blend of Middle English knowlechen to acknowledge (from knouen to know know) Middle English aknouen to recognize (from Old English oncnāwan to know) (on- on on) (cnāwan to know know)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably blend of Middle English knowlechen to acknowledge (from knouen to know know) Middle English aknouen to recognize (from Old English oncnāwan to know) (on- on on) (cnāwan to know know)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1553, a blend (with a parasitic c slipped in) of Middle English aknow (from Old English oncnawan (“to understand”), itself from on with cnawan (“to know”) and knowlechen (“to admit”). Other sources derive it from the prefix a- with a verb knowledge, and compare acknow.

    From Wiktionary