ac|knowl´edge|a|ble


ac|knowl´edge|a|ble
ac|knowl|edge «ak NOL ihj», transitive verb, -edged, -edg|ing.
1. to admit to be true or to exist: »

He acknowledges his own faults.

SYNONYM(S): grant, concede, confess, avow, own. See syn. under admit. (Cf.admit)
2. to recognize the authority or claims of: »

The boys acknowledged the pitcher to be the best player on the baseball team.

3. to express appreciation of or make known that one has received (a favor, service, gift, or message): »

She acknowledged the gift with a pleasant letter. I acknowledged her letter at once.

4. Law. a) to recognize as genuine; certify: »

to acknowledge a deed before a notary public.

b) to admit (a debt or other liability).
5. to respond to: »

He acknowledged the greeting with a nod.

[blend of obsolete acknow admit, and knowledge, verb, admit]
ac|knowl´edge|a|ble, adjective.
ac|knowl´edged|ly, adverb.
ac|knowl´edg|er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ac|knowl|edge — «ak NOL ihj», transitive verb, edged, edg|ing. 1. to admit to be true or to exist: »He acknowledges his own faults. SYNONYM(S): grant, concede, confess, avow, own. See syn. under admit. (Cf. ↑admit) 2. to recognize the autho …   Useful english dictionary

  • ac|knowl|edge|ment — ac|knowl|edg|ment or ac|knowl|edge|ment «ak NOL ihj muhnt», noun. 1. something given or done to show that one has received a favor, service, gift, or message: »The supermarket s receipt was acknowledgment that the groceries had been paid for. The …   Useful english dictionary

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