Acknowledge (verb)

  1. To recognize the rights, authority, or status of.
  2. To show recognition or appreciation of.

Origin:

Middle english aknowlechen, from anglo-french aknowlechier, from a- + knowlechier to acknowledge.

Examples:

  1. He acknowledged her presence with a nod.
  2. The company acknowledged the mistake and apologized.
  3. She acknowledged the receipt of the letter.
  4. The government acknowledged the need for a new policy.
  5. The winner acknowledged the applause of the audience.
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