ac·​knowl·​edged | \ ik-ˈnä-lijd How to pronounce acknowledged (audio) , ak- \

Definition of acknowledged

: generally recognized, accepted, or admitted an acknowledged expert

Other Words from acknowledged

acknowledgedly \ ik-​ˈnä-​lijd-​lē How to pronounce acknowledged (audio) , -​li-​jəd-​ How to pronounce acknowledged (audio) , ak-​ \ adverb

Examples of acknowledged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There seemed to be a compromise in the belief - whether acknowledged or not - that Langer’s contract was not going to be extended. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 The military in 2019 acknowledged existence of White Wolf in a right-wing Israeli publication. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Hitch’s acknowledged classics – Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, etc. – are widely known and loved, but Criterion offers a nice selection of his earlier films. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021 But the number of rockets marked an increase from a pair of launches that triggered Israel’s first acknowledged air attacks in southern Lebanon in years. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 And less acknowledged, two centuries of ships sailing from here, financed by the Boston elite, to move human chattel and goods around the Atlantic and Caribbean. New York Times, 2 July 2021 The recommendations of advisory panels, which consist of acknowledged experts in their fields, are generally accepted by the FDA. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, 11 June 2021 The acknowledged effect would be to increase the number of students from predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods while decreasing the number from predominantly white and Chinese-American neighborhoods. Ira Stoll, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021 Cindric began this season as Xfinity's acknowledged road course master, with two 2019 wins, but hadn't won on an oval track. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of acknowledged

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acknowledged

from past participle of acknowledge

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“Acknowledged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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ac·​knowl·​edged | \ ik-ˈnä-lijd How to pronounce acknowledged (audio) , ak- \

Kids Definition of acknowledged

: generally accepted Sam Adams was the acknowledged ringleader.— Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain


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