1. [ noun ] the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
Synonyms: recognition acknowledgement

"the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work" "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

Related terms: acceptance admit unacknowledged acknowledged
2. [ noun ] (writing) a short note acknowledging a source of information or quoting a passage
Synonyms: reference quotation mention credit citation

"the student's essay failed to list several important citations" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

Related terms: note cross-reference photo_credit mention reference notice adduce
3. [ noun ] a statement acknowledging something or someone
Synonyms: acknowledgement

"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment" "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

Related terms: message thanks greeting congratulation farewell receipt apology admission refusal handshake condolence credits aloha mea_culpa notice
Similar spelling:   acknowledgement