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Definition of "acknowledge" []

  • To admit the existence, reality, or truth of. (verb-transitive)
  • To recognize as being valid or having force or power. (verb-transitive)
  • To express recognition of: acknowledge a friend's smile. (verb-transitive)
  • To express thanks or gratitude for. (verb-transitive)
  • To report the receipt of: acknowledge a letter. (verb-transitive)
  • To recognize or admit the existence, truth, or reality of (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To indicate recognition or awareness of, as by a greeting, glance, etc (verb)
  • To express appreciation or thanks for (verb)
  • To make the receipt of known to the sender (verb)
  • To recognize, esp in legal form, the authority, rights, or claims of (verb)

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Use "acknowledge" in a sentence
  • "Because they are evil people who would be the first to nail Christ to the cross if he ever did try to come back. pezmiztix says: what you are failing to acknowledge is obama has done nothing but focus on pushing his ideological agenda upon the country INSTEAD off focusing on the needs of the country"
  • "January 23rd, 2010 at 6: 30 pm ralph the wonder llama says: pezmiztix says: what you are failing to acknowledge is obama has done nothing but focus on pushing his ideological agenda upon the country INSTEAD off focusing on the needs of the country"
  • "But what they refuse to acknowledge is that the Bush Administration lied about the necessity for going to war, and that they knew the things they were syaing were not true."