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English noun: acknowledgment

1. acknowledgment (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.


Synonymsacknowledgement, recognition


Broader (hypernym)acceptance


Attributeacknowledged, unacknowledged

2. acknowledgment (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage


SamplesThe student's essay failed to list several important citations.
The acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book.
The article includes mention of similar clinical cases.


Synonymscitation, cite, credit, mention, quotation, reference


Broader (hypernym)annotation, notation, note


Narrower (hyponym)cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit

3. acknowledgment (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.


Synonymsacknowledgement


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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