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English noun: acknowledgement

1. acknowledgement (state) the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

SamplesThe partners were delighted with the recognition of their work.
She seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own.

Synonymsacknowledgment, recognition

Broader (hypernym)acceptance

Attributeacknowledged, unacknowledged

2. acknowledgement (communication) a statement acknowledging something or someone

SamplesShe must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment.
The preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her.


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)admission, aloha, apology, ciao, commiseration, condolence, credits, declination, farewell, greeting, handclasp, handshake, handshaking, mea culpa, receipt, regrets, salutation, shake, thanks, word of farewell

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