verb (acknowledg, ing)
- To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to the being of a God.
Etymology: Probably from the prefix a- + the verb knowledge. See knowledge, and compare acknow.
- I my transgressions. - Psalm 51:3.
- For ends generally acknowledged to be good. - w:Thomas Macaulay, Thomas Macaulay
- To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
- In all thy ways Him. - Proverbs 3:6
- By my soul, I'll ne'er thee. - w:William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, III-v
- To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
- They his gifts acknowledged none. - w:John Milton, John Milton
- To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.
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