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Definition of "acknowledgment" []

  • The act of admitting or owning to something. (noun)
  • Recognition of another's existence, validity, authority, or right. (noun)
  • An answer or response in return for something done. (noun)
  • An expression of thanks or a token of appreciation. (noun)
  • A formal declaration made to authoritative witnesses to ensure legal validity. (noun)

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.

Use "acknowledgment" in a sentence
  • "Do you really believe Israel, a nation with 200-400 nuclear weapons under no oversight, inspection, and even acknowledgment, is really under a immediate threat from Iran, a nation with no nuclear weapons?"
  • "We looked at each other, seemingly sitting on the edge of the world, and almost simultaneously our neighbors smiles joined ours in acknowledgment of The Bucket List, as we held the coffee to our noses, waived its steamy essence toward our nose, took a deep breath and looked at each other laughing, as if we were sitting next to Jack Nicholson who did the same as we savored his favorite coffee."
  • "Perhaps what's most egregious about Verizon's error is that it had seemingly been going on for at least a year, apparently without action or acknowledgment from the company."