declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors", "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten". Synonyms:admit. Antonyms:deny.
report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper". Synonyms:receipt.
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". Synonyms:notice.
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us". Synonyms:recognise, recognize.
accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed".
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". Synonyms:know, recognise, recognize.
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