Definition of ACKNOWLEDGE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten" ;

  • 2. (

    ) report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper" ;

  • 3. (

    ) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing" ;

  • 5. (

    ) accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed" ;

  • 6. (

    ) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods" ;

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