1. [ verb ] discern
Synonyms: recognize know recognise

"His greed knew no limits"

Related terms: accept write_off attorn recognition
2. [ verb ] declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Synonyms: admit

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

Related terms: deny declare concede confess write_off sustain confess attorn avow recognition
3. [ verb ] report the receipt of
Synonyms: receipt

"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

Related terms: declare communicate receipt
4. [ verb ] commend
Synonyms: mention cite

"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

Related terms: praise notice citation
5. [ verb ] acknowledge the presence of or acquaintance with
Synonyms: notice
Related terms: react greet mention citation notice
6. [ verb ] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
Synonyms: recognize recognise

"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

Related terms: thank appreciate acknowledgment
Similar spelling:   acknowledged