HyperDic: acknowledge

English > 6 senses of the word acknowledge:
VERBcommunicationacknowledge, admitdeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
communicationacknowledge, receiptreport the receipt of
communicationacknowledge, noticeexpress recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
communicationacknowledge, recognize, recogniseexpress obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
cognitionacknowledgeaccept as legally binding and valid
cognitionacknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowaccept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
acknowledge > pronunciation
Soundsaeknaa'lihjh; ihknaa'lihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
Synonymadmit
Entailed byapologize, apologiseAcknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
NarrowerattornAcknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord
avow, avouchAdmit openly and bluntly
concede, profess, confessAdmit (to a wrongdoing)
confess, squeal, finkconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
confessconfess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
make no bones aboutAcknowledge freely and openly
sustainAdmit as valid
write offconcede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody
Broaderdeclare, adjudge, holddeclare to be
Oppositedenydeclare untrue
Spanishadmitir, reconocer
Catalanadmetre, confessar, reconèixer
Adjectivesacknowledgeablecapable of being acknowledged
Nounsacknowledgmentthe state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningReport the receipt of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
Synonymreceipt
Broadercommunicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put acrosstransmit information
Spanishacusar el recibo, acusar la recepción
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningExpress recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymnotice
Narrowermention, citecommend / commend
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Nounsacknowledgmenta statement acknowledging something or someone
acknowledgmenta short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningExpress obligation, thanks, or gratitude for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
Synonymsrecognize, recognise
Narrowerappreciaterecognize with gratitude
Broaderthank, give thanksExpress gratitude or show appreciation to
Spanishreconocer
Nounsacknowledgmenta statement acknowledging something or someone
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningAccept as legally binding and valid.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"acknowledge the deed"
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
English > acknowledge: 6 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningAccept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"
Synonymsrecognize, recognise, know
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishadmitir, reconocer, saber
Catalanreconèixer, saber
Nounsacknowledgmenta statement acknowledging something or someone
acknowledgmentthe state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

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