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Synonyms for acknowledge
ækˈnɒl ɪdʒac·knowl·edge

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  1. acknowledgeverb

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

  2. acknowledgeverb

    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.

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

  3. acknowledgeverb

    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. acknowledgeverb

    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. acknowledgeverb

    To notify receipt, as of a letter.

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

  6. acknowledgeverb

    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledgeverb

    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, receiptverb

    report the receipt of

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

    know, notice, admit, receipt, recognise, recognize

  3. notice, acknowledgeverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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. acknowledgeverb

    accept as legally binding and valid

    "acknowledge the deed"

    know, notice, admit, receipt, recognise, recognize

  6. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acknowledgeverb

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

  2. acknowledgeverb

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

  3. acknowledgeverb

    confess, own, avow, profess

  4. acknowledgeverb

    express gratitude for, give thanks for

  5. acknowledgeverb

    own or admit the validity of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acknowledgeverb

    admit, avow, concede, own, confess

    repudiate, deny, disavow

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  1. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    It is increasingly difficult to build European unity over the relatively tough actions, which we have to acknowledge today include maintaining sanctions.

  2. Elaine Luria:

    Such conduct is unacceptable for any Virginian — whether occurring in the past, present, or future, governor Northam must resign and fully acknowledge the painful past these images evoke. Bigotry has no place in Virginia.

  3. Oriental Proverb:

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

  4. Eddie Johnsons:

    I acknowledge that I made a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment on the night of October 16. That was a mistake and I know that, however, I have no interest in fighting a battle for my reputation with those that want to question it now.

  5. Richard Lawhern:

    My instinct is to acknowledge incremental progress, and then get busy forcing the immediate recall and repudiation of the entire [CDC] guidelines document and all state legislation or regulation that incorporates it, we likely wont be able to avoid a rewrite effort for somekind of guideline, because doctors wont reenter pain management practice without a shield from sanctions.

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