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Synonyms and Antonyms of acknowledgment

  1. 1 a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed an acknowledgment to the food committee for the delicious refreshments Synonyms commendation (or acknowledgement), citation, mentionRelated Words decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication

  2. 2 an open declaration of something (as a fault or the commission of an offense) about oneself a surprising acknowledgment that he had been faking his injury in order to scam the insurance company Synonyms confession (or acknowledgement), admission, avowal, concession, self-confessionRelated Words self-accusation, self-betrayal, self-revelation; self-incrimination, self-recrimination, self-reproach; affirmation, assertion, avouchment, claim, confirmation, declaration, insistence, profession; allowance; apology, hand-wringing; betrayal, disclosure, divulgence, giveaway, revelation; announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement; blame, fault, responsibility; contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rueNear Antonyms denial, disallowance, disclaimer, recantation, rejection, renouncement, repudiationAntonyms disavowal, nonadmission

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to criticize severely

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