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Dictionary definition for: Acknowledge

1. (v) 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. (v) report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

3. (v) 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

4. (v) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

5. (v) accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed"

6. (v) 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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