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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.


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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