Associations to the word «Acknowledge»


ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. (transitive) 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.
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. To notify receipt, as of a letter.
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. 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.
ACKNOWLEDGE THE CORN, verb. (idiomatic) To acknowledge defeat or admit to a mistake; to cop a plea; to admit to a small error but not a larger one.

Dictionary definition

ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten".
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper".
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing".
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us".
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed".
ACKNOWLEDGE, verb. Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods".

Wise words

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Francis Bacon