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Definition of 'acknowledge'

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  1. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
       Synonyms: admit
       Antonyms: deny
  2. report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
       Synonyms: receipt
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: notice
  4. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
       Synonyms: recognize recognise
  5. accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed"
  6. 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"
       Synonyms: recognize recognise know

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