|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|
"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|
"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
|Related terms:||declare communicate receipt|
|4.||[ verb ] commend|
"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
|Related terms:||praise notice citation|
|5.||[ verb ] acknowledge the presence of or acquaintance with|
|Related terms:||react greet mention citation notice|
|6.||[ verb ] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for|
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
|Related terms:||thank appreciate acknowledgment|