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English verb: acknowledge

1. acknowledge (communication) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of


SamplesHe admitted his errors.
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.


Synonymsadmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)attorn, avouch, avow, concede, confess, confess, confess, fink, make no bones about, profess, squeal, sustain, write off


Antonymsdeny

2. acknowledge (communication) report the receipt of


SamplesThe program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper.


Synonymsreceipt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

3. acknowledge (communication) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsnotice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)react, respond


Narrower (hyponym)cite, mention

4. acknowledge (communication) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for


SamplesWe must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us.


Synonymsrecognise, recognize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give thanks, thank


Narrower (hyponym)appreciate

5. acknowledge (cognition) accept as legally binding and valid


SamplesAcknowledge the deed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accept

6. acknowledge (cognition) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority


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


Synonymsknow, recognise, recognize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept









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