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")

Antonyms of adj acknowledged

2 senses of acknowledged

Sense 1
acknowledged (vs. unacknowledged) -- (recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error")

unacknowledged (vs. acknowledged) -- (not recognized or admitted)
        => unappreciated, unsung, unvalued -- (having value that is not acknowledged)
        => unavowed, secret -- (not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride")
        => unconfessed -- (not admitted; "unconfessed sins")
        => unrecognized, unrecognised -- (not recognized; "he was unrecognized in his disguise")

Sense 2
acknowledged -- (generally accepted)

INDIRECT (VIA unquestionable) -> questionable -- (subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin")

Similarity of adj acknowledged

2 senses of acknowledged

Sense 1
acknowledged (vs. unacknowledged) -- (recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error")
       => accepted, recognized, recognised -- (generally approved or compelling recognition; "several accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his recognized superiority in this kind of work")
       => self-confessed (prenominal) -- (owned up to; "his admitted doubts"; "the conceded error"; "a confessed murderer"; "a self-confessed plagiarist")
       => assumptive -- (accepted as real or true without proof; "the assumed reason for his absence"; "assumptive beliefs")
       => declarable -- (that must be declared; "declarable income")
       => given, granted -- (acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started")
       => putative (prenominal) -- (purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds; "the foundling's putative father"; "the putative author of the book")
          Also See-> known#1

Sense 2
acknowledged -- (generally accepted)
       => unquestionable (vs. questionable) -- (incapable of being questioned; "unquestionable authority")

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