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Synonyms for acknowledge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    restorative, recuperative, revitalizing, revitalising, renewing, reviving


  2. acknowledge(verb)

    accept as legally binding and valid

    "acknowledge the deed"

    road hog, roadhog

  3. 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"

  4. acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

    royal charter

  5. acknowledge, receipt(verb)

    report the receipt of

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

    royal line, royal family, royal house, royalty

  6. 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"

    cut-rate sale, sales event, sales agreement, sale


  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. Pete Buttigieg:

    The challenge with any policy, especially a controversial one, is you need to know when to stick to your guns when you really believe in something and get it done. But you also need to acknowledge, from the get-go, that you might be wrong.

  2. Author Unknown:

    Acknowledgment - If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.

  3. Noah Baumbach:

    Something that I discovered in writing (the film is that) ... when something stops working that you actually acknowledge it or recognise it for the first time, it's like if you're going through a door and it's locked you suddenly look at the door and you look at how it works, so I thought well through a divorce we could explore a marriage.

  4. 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.

  5. Alfiee Breland-Noble:

    I think the most important thing is to acknowledge and sit with the idea that something is making us uncomfortable, i think what we don't do is acknowledge that the thing that we're describing is the anxiety, maybe the depression, maybe the residuals of trauma exposure. That's the part that we're not acknowledging because everyone doesn't have that language. And that's OK.

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