acknow

transitive verb

Definition of acknow

acknew

;

acknown

;

acknowing

;

acknows

obsolete

  1. :  to confess knowledge of

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Origin and Etymology of acknow

Middle English aknowen, going back to Old English oncnāwan, acnāwan “to know, recognize, admit, confess,” from a-, on-, prefixal use of on 1on + cnāwan “to 1know


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