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acknowledge

verb

1 acknowledge

Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of:
— She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.

synonym: admit.

Roget 807: pay, defray, make payment; paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.    pay one's way, ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, repay, requite; remunerate, munerate; compensate; fee; pay one's footing etc. (pay) 807; make amends, indemnify, ... show more

Roget 916: be grateful etc. adj.; thank; give thanks, render thanks, return thanks, offer thanks, tender thanks etc. n.; acknowledge, requite.    ... show more

Roget 772: observe, comply with, respect, acknowledge, abide by; cling to, adhere to, be faithful to, act up to; meet, fulfill; carry out, carry into execution; execute, ... show more

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield; come round, come over; give into, acknowledge, ... show more

Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 462: answer, respond, reply, rebut, retort, rejoin; give for answer, return for answer; acknowledge, echo.    explain etc. (interpret) 522; ... show more

Roget 535: assert; make an assertion etc. n.; have one's say; say, affirm, predicate, declare, state; protest, profess.    put forth, ... show more

Roget 950: repent, be sorry for; be penitent etc. adj.; rue; regret etc. 833; think better of; recant etc. 607; knock under ... show more

Dutch: bekennen, erkennen, toegeven, bevestigen



2 acknowledge

Report the receipt of:
— The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper.

synonym: receipt.

3 acknowledge

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.

synonym: notice.

4 acknowledge

Express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for:
— We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us.

synonyms: recognise, recognize.

5 acknowledge

Accept as legally binding and valid.

6 acknowledge

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.

synonyms: know, recognise, recognize.

Dutch: erkennen


Moby thesaurus: accept, account for, accredit with, accrete to, admit, admit everything, affirm, agree, agree provisionally, allege, allow, announce, answer, answer back, apply to, ascribe to, assent grudgingly, asseverate, assign to, attach to ... show more.

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