Acknowledgment



an act of acknowledging.
recognition of the existence or truth of something:
the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.
an expression of appreciation.
a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
Law.

a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
an official certificate of a formal .
public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.

Contemporary Examples

It was good information on who, what, and where and there was an acknowledgment of this at the highest levels.
Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June Eli Lake October 1, 2014

The move is an acknowledgment that the landline business is largely dead and the mobile phone has saturated the world.
Wall Street Plays Defense Daniel Gross September 2, 2013

Weiner: With Christina and Jon, in the midst of everyone slapping each other on the back, there is an acknowledgment.
‘Mad Men’: Matthew Weiner and Christina Hendricks Dissect 5 Scenes From ‘The Other Woman’ Jace Lacob August 7, 2012

All Cumming wanted to hear his father say was an acknowledgment of what he had thought all those years was wrong.
Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father Tim Teeman October 13, 2014

It is, in many ways, an acknowledgment that there is a right—a human right—to grief.
How Long, How Long Did We Sing that Song? Colum McCann June 15, 2010

Historical Examples

So Margaret gained the acknowledgment of her right to follow her own ideas of duty.
North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Cousin Percy’s acknowledgment of this statement was a brief “Oh, indeed!”
Cap’n Dan’s Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln

He felt her bow her head in acknowledgment that she understood.
The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy

Still she made no answer to his words, nor any acknowledgment of his service.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

The girl stammered some sort of an acknowledgment; she was never able to recall precisely what she said, in truth, but it served.
Nobody Louis Joseph Vance

noun
the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged
something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc
(pl) an author’s statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book
n.

alternative form of acknowledgement. OED deems it “a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters.”

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