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Overview of verb acknowledge

The verb acknowledge has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) admit, acknowledge

(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. (3) acknowledge, receipt

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

3. (2) notice, acknowledge

(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")

4. (1) acknowledge, recognize, recognise

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

5. acknowledge

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

6. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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