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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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    The best way to appreciate or value your own self is just to realize, acknowledge and believe undoubtedly that no one else is better than you. Yes! you heard me right, no one right here or out there is better than you and you are not better than anyone as well. So, you've got to stop belittling your own self. For, you are more important than you think. In fact, you are not insignificant at all. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Kathleen Sebelius:

    The Senate has the keys to the castle right now, the Senate could actually pass a bill that gives Americans some confidence that they would have economic support, get the extra $ 600 in unemployment benefits running again, make sure that people understand that they could feed their kids and pay their rent if we have in some areas of the country to restrict activities. And they have the ability to step up to their president and say,' Kathleen Sebelius need to act differently, Kathleen Sebelius must acknowledge the election and conduct a smooth transition,'.

  3. Woodrow Wilson:

    No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life, and had time and a little space of calm from which to look back upon it, who did not know and acknowledge that it was what he had done unselfishly and for others, and nothing else, that satisfied him in the retrospect, and made him feel that he had played the man.

  4. Bonnie Watson Coleman:

    I hope that in President Donald Trump State of the Union address, President Donald Trump will finally acknowledge the real face of immigrants in this country — women and children fleeing violence, law-abiding, tax-paying people who would do almost anything to be Americans, and if President Donald Trump can't, I've invited Victorina so that President Donald Trump may look her in her eyes to tell President Donald Trump lies to a familiar face.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Whatever that happens to you in life has a spiritual significance. I mean, it could be a lesson, test, trial, redirection or something to strengthen your faith/courage in God i.e. there is a reason behind every issue/matter of life. Besides, the lessons of life that you are meant to learn out of every issue/matter are as well stepping stones of faith to take you to a higher plains of belief/faith in God. So, you've got to acknowledge all that in order not to be bothered by any issue/matter.

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