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Definition 1: accept as legally binding and valid - [verb of cognition]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acknowledge the deed

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 2: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority - [verb of cognition]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  • We do not recognize your gods

Synonyms for acknowledge in the sense of this definition

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 3: declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of - [verb of communication]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He admitted his errors
  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten

Synonyms for acknowledge in the sense of this definition

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord

"he was attorned by the tenants"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody

"write it off as a loss"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) acknowledge freely and openly

"He makes no bones about the fact that he is gay"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) admit as valid

"The court sustained the motion"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) admit (to a wrongdoing)

"She confessed that she had taken the money"

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about

Definition 4: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for - [verb of communication]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us

Synonyms for acknowledge in the sense of this definition

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) express gratitude or show appreciation to

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

Definition 5: report the receipt of - [verb of communication]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper

Synonyms for acknowledge in the sense of this definition

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

Definition 6: express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with - [verb of communication]

Samples where acknowledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for acknowledge in the sense of this definition

(acknowledge is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(... is a kind of acknowledge ) commend

"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

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