Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb acknowledge

6 senses of acknowledge

Sense 1
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")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 2
acknowledge, receipt -- (report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper")
       => communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across -- (transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news")

Sense 3
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")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 4
acknowledge, recognize, recognise -- (express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us")
       => thank, give thanks -- (express gratitude or show appreciation to)

Sense 5
acknowledge -- (accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

Sense 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")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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