Acknowledge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈnɑːlɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word acknowledge
Brit.  |əkˈnɒlɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word acknowledge


- declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of (syn: admit)
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
- report the receipt of (syn: receipt)
The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
- express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with (syn: notice)
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
- express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for (syn: recognize)
We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us
- accept as legally binding and valid
acknowledge the deed
- accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority (syn: know, recognize)
The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne

Extra examples

They acknowledged that the decision was a mistake.

Do you acknowledge that you caused this mess?

They readily acknowledged their mistake.

She won't acknowledge responsibility for her actions.

He quickly acknowledges all of my e-mails when he receives them.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

She acknowledged the gift with a card.

She acknowledged his greeting with a smile.

He acknowledged being ignorant of the facts.

He acknowledged my being the first to think of it.

He was acknowledged as the champion / to be the champion.

You have to acknowledge your defeat as complete.

He didn't even acknowledge me as we passed.

He acknowledged the applause with a small bow.

She acknowledged him as her heir.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: acknowledge
he/she/it: acknowledges
present participle: acknowledging
past tense: acknowledged
past participle: acknowledged
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