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acknowledge

ac·knowl·edge

acknowledge

 
pronunciation:
aek na lihj
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acknowledged, acknowledges, acknowledging
definition 1: to admit or recognize the truth, existence or validity of.
The professor was forced to acknowledge that the student had been correct after all.He refused to acknowledge the boy as his son.The city's orchestra is acknowledged to be one of the world's finest.
synonyms:
accept, admit, affirm, allow, avow, concede, grant, recognize
antonyms:
deny, disavow, reject
similar words:
acquiesce, agree, certify, concur, confess, credit, face up to, honor, know, own up to, plead, testify
definition 2: to indicate awareness of.
She acknowledged his presence with a slight nod.
 
synonyms:
notice, recognize
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
address, credit, greet, hail, know, salute
definition 3: to show appreciation or thanks for.
At the front of the book, she acknowledges her husband's help with the research.
synonyms:
appreciate, hail, recognize
similar words:
requite, thank
definition 4: to indicate the receipt of, as a message.
We should at least acknowledge their invitation, even if we decide not to go.
synonyms:
answer, reply to, respond to
derivation: acknowledgment (n.)