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Synonyms for acknowledge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledge(verb)

    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

    "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

    admit, notice, allow in, intromit, let in, recognize, take on, hold, accommodate, know, include, recognise, receipt, take, allow, accept

  2. acknowledge, receipt(verb)

    report the receipt of

    "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

    know, notice, admit, receipt, recognise, recognize

  3. notice, acknowledge(verb)

    express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

    "He 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"

    know, discover, comment, find, mark, remark, recognise, note, observe, admit, detect, notice, recognize, receipt, point out

  4. acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

    tell apart, admit, notice, realize, realise, recognize, recognise, know, agnise, pick out, agnize, receipt, greet, distinguish, make out, discern, spot, accredit

  5. acknowledge(verb)

    accept as legally binding and valid

    "acknowledge the deed"

    know, notice, admit, receipt, recognise, recognize

  6. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know(verb)

    accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

    "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"

    tell apart, distinguish, have intercourse, experience, have a go at it, have sex, spot, bed, cognise, know, get laid, make love, bonk, agnise, greet, love, agnize, admit, pick out, eff, live, sleep together, notice, realise, do it, accredit, lie with, make out, discern, be intimate, recognize, jazz, sleep with, hump, receipt, screw, have it off, recognise, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, realize, roll in the hay


  1. acknowledge(verb)

    avow, own, recognize, allow, confess, admit, concede, proclaim

  2. acknowledge(verb)

    To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.

    recognize, own, admit, concede, confess, allow, proclaim, avow

  3. acknowledge(verb)

    To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.

    allow, recognize, own, admit, proclaim, confess, concede, avow

  4. acknowledge(verb)

    To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.

    admit, confess, concede, proclaim, avow, recognize, own, allow

  5. acknowledge(verb)

    To notify receipt, as of a letter.

    allow, concede, recognize, avow, confess, admit, own, proclaim

  6. acknowledge(verb)

    To own as genuine or valid; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.

    proclaim, own, concede, admit, recognize, confess, avow, allow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acknowledge

    We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.

    accept, admit, allow, avow, certify, concede, confess, disclose, endorse, grant, own, recognize

    cloak, conceal, cover, deny, disavow, disguise, disown, dissemble, dissimulate, hide, mask, repudiate, screen, secrete, veil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acknowledge

    avow, admit, recognize, own, accept, profess, endorse, grant, concede, concern

    disavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate, ignore, deny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acknowledge(v. a.)

    recognize, take cognizance of, be aware of, hold in remembrance

  2. acknowledge(v. a.)

    admit, grant, concede, allow, accept, indorse, subscribe to, agree to

  3. acknowledge(v. a.)

    confess, own, avow, profess

  4. acknowledge(v. a.)

    express gratitude for, give thanks for

  5. acknowledge(v. a.)

    own or admit the validity of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acknowledge(v)

    admit, avow, concede, own, confess

    repudiate, deny, disavow

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How to use acknowledge in a sentence?

  1. Justin Trudeau:

    Ive always acknowledged that I come from a place of privilege but now I need to acknowledge that that comes with a massive blindspot.

  2. Ian Johnson:

    This type of relationship suggests that chillies may be just a marker for some other dietary or lifestyle factor that hasn't been accounted for but, to be fair, this kind of uncertainty is usually present in epidemiological studies, and the authors do acknowledge this.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    In the wake of Sunday's shooting, we must acknowledge the hurt and honor the humanity of all involved in this loss of life, we also have a responsibility to take every step that can promote transparency and fairness, both in dealing with the recent incident and looking towards the future.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Whenever you do begin to love someone open up and flow, speak your heart and let the person know, because it's about exchange of feeling even if one is uptight and the other is kneeling, don't crawl, jump hit the ceiling. Don't think simply link, acknowledge & look into the eyes, smile at your lover and MickeyMize.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Every day they exist in the form of a caliphate is another day they gain energy, so I think the President needs to acknowledge this is a threat to our national security interests, i believe we need to take out ISIS and create a more stable Iraq and a more stable Syria. American leadership is required for that to happen.

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