acknowledged

adjective ac·knowl·edged \ -lijd \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of acknowledged

: generally recognized, accepted, or admitted
  • an acknowledged expert

acknowledgedly

play \-lijd-lē, -li-jəd-\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of acknowledged

from past participle of acknowledge


ACKNOWLEDGED Defined for Kids

acknowledged

adjective ac·knowl·edged \ ik-ˈnä-lijd , ak- \

Definition of acknowledged for Students

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


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