Definition of acknowledge
- They acknowledged him as their leader.
- She readily acknowledged her mistake.
- acknowledge a gift
- failed to acknowledge my greeting
- acknowledge a letter
- acknowledge a debt
They acknowledged that the decision was a mistake.
Do you acknowledge that you caused this mess?
They readily acknowledged their mistake.
She won't acknowledge responsibility for her actions.
He quickly acknowledges all of my e-mails when he receives them.
Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
She acknowledged the gift with a card.
She acknowledged his greeting with a smile.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to say that you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of (something)
: to regard or describe (someone or something) as having or deserving a particular status
: to tell or show someone that something (such as a letter or message) has been received
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