acknowledge
verb
ADVERB
fully
freely, readily
grudgingly, reluctantly
clearly, explicitly
implicitly, tacitly

The peace settlement effectively acknowledged the country's independence.

formally, officially
openly, publicly

He acknowledged publicly that he might have made a mistake.

privately
gratefully
barely
duly

The company duly acknowledged receipt of the letter.

hereby

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 25.

VERB + ACKNOWLEDGE
fail to, refuse to
be forced to

Mental illness can exist for years before families are forced to acknowledge the truth.

PHRASES
be generally acknowledged, be universally acknowledged, be widely acknowledged

a truth that is universally acknowledged

Acknowledge is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑document, ↑report
Acknowledge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑applause, ↑assistance, ↑compliment, ↑contribution, ↑debt, ↑error, ↑existence, ↑extent, ↑fact, ↑failing, ↑fault, ↑greeting, ↑help, ↑importance, ↑influence, ↑letter, ↑liability, ↑limit, ↑limitation, ↑merit, ↑mistake, ↑nature, ↑need, ↑possibility, ↑presence, ↑problem, ↑reality, ↑receipt, ↑responsibility, ↑right, ↑role, ↑salute, ↑shortcoming, ↑superiority, ↑support, ↑supremacy, ↑truth, ↑validity, ↑weakness, ↑wrong

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  • acknowledge — 1 Acknowledge, admit, own, avow, confess are synonymous when they mean to disclose something against one’s will or inclination. All usually imply some sort of pressure as that of the law or of conscience leading to the disclosure. Acknowledge or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acknowledge — ac*knowl edge ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {acknowledged} ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {acknowledging} ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*[i^]ng).] [Prob. fr. pref. a + the verb knowledge. See {Knowledge}, and cf. {Acknow}.] 1. To own or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acknowledge — ac·knowl·edge vt edged, edg·ing 1: to indicate recognition and acceptance of the power of taxation in the general and state governments is acknowledged to be concurrent McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819) 2 a: to show by word or act that… …   Law dictionary

  • acknowledge — ac‧knowl‧edge [əkˈnɒlɪdʒ ǁ ˈnɑː ] verb [transitive] 1. to tell someone that you have received something such as a letter they have sent to you: • We shall be grateful if you will kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter. 2. to admit or accept… …   Financial and business terms

  • acknowledge — [v1] verbally recognize authority accede, accept, acquiesce, agree, allow, approve, attest to, certify, defend, defer to, endorse, grant, own, ratify, recognize, subscribe to, support, take an oath, uphold, yield; concepts 8,50,88 Ant. forswear,… …   New thesaurus

  • acknowledge — [ak näl′ij, əknäl′ij] vt. acknowledged, acknowledging [earlier aknowledge < ME knowlechen < knowleche (see KNOWLEDGE): infl. by ME aknowen < OE oncnawan, to understand, know, with Latinized prefix] 1. to admit to be true or as stated;… …   English World dictionary

  • acknowledge — (v.) 1550s, a blend of Middle English aknow (from O.E. oncnawan understand, from on + cnawan recognize; see KNOW (Cf. know)) and Middle English knowlechen admit, acknowledge (c.1200; see KNOWLEDGE (Cf. knowledge)). In the merger, a parasitic c… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acknowledge — ► VERB 1) accept or admit the existence or truth of. 2) confirm receipt of or gratitude for. 3) greet with words or gestures. ORIGIN from the obsolete verb knowledge (in the same sense) …   English terms dictionary

  • acknowledge */*/ — UK [əkˈnɒlɪdʒ] / US [əkˈnɑlɪdʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms acknowledge : present tense I/you/we/they acknowledge he/she/it acknowledges present participle acknowledging past tense acknowledged past participle acknowledged 1) a) to accept or… …   English dictionary

  • acknowledge — ac|knowl|edge W3S3 [əkˈnɔlıdʒ US ˈna: ] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(admit)¦ 2¦(recognize something s importance)¦ 3¦(accept somebody s authority)¦ 4¦(thank)¦ 5¦(show you notice somebody)¦ 6¦(say you have received something)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acknowledge — acknowledgeable, adj. acknowledger, n. /ak nol ij/, v.t., acknowledged, acknowledging. 1. to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of: to acknowledge one s mistakes. 2. to show or express recognition or realization of …   Universalium

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