to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of:
to acknowledge one’s mistakes.
to show or express recognition or realization of:
to acknowledge an acquaintance by nodding.
to recognize the authority, validity, or claims of:
The students acknowledged the authority of the student council.
to show or express appreciation or gratitude for:
to acknowledge a favor.
to indicate or make known the receipt of:
to acknowledge a letter.
to take notice of or reply to:
to acknowledge a greeting.
Law. to confirm as binding or of legal force:
to acknowledge a deed.
Perriello acknowledges those votes could make him a one-termer.
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Initially he denies having worked on the video but then acknowledges that he did.
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Now, he acknowledges that theaters will charge a premium but it will average out to a bit more than $3 per ticket.
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When Cullotta looks back on his life, he acknowledges his deadly sins and shrugs when folks ask him about the prison time he did.
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Mr. Taylor acknowledges that he owes Mr. Taniguchi money after losing a lawsuit to him in 2012.
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Whilst he acknowledges its competence, he promotes its efficiency.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) Edmund Burke
Later on, too, he intervenes in France and acknowledges the legitimacy of the Republic.
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He acknowledges Mr. Collinson’s present of the glass tube as early as March 28, 1747.
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It also acknowledges that many differences of kind are resolvable into differences of degree.
He then sent for an old Mobisa man, who has a village under him, and acknowledges Kimsusa’s power.
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(may take a clause as object) to recognize or admit the existence, truth, or reality of
to indicate recognition or awareness of, as by a greeting, glance, etc
to express appreciation or thanks for: to acknowledge a gift
to make the receipt of known to the sender: to acknowledge a letter
to recognize, esp in legal form, the authority, rights, or claims of
1550s, a blend of Middle English aknow (from Old English oncnawan “understand,” from on + cnawan “recognize;” see know) and Middle English knowlechen “admit, acknowledge” (c.1200; see knowledge). In the merger, a parasitic -c- slipped in, so that while the kn- became a simple “n” sound (as in know), the -c- stepped up to preserve, in this word, the ancient “kn-” sound. Related: Acknowledged; acknowledging.
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