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acknowledge

v. 1) generally to admit something, whether bad, good or indifferent. 2) to verify to a Notary Public or other officer (such as a County Clerk) that the signer executed (wrote, signed) the document like a deed, lease, or power of attorney, to make it certified as legal and suitable for recording. (See: acknowledgment)

acknowledge

(Declare), verb admit, affirm, ascribe, assert, asseverate, attest to, avow, bear witness, certify, depose, disclose, endorse, express, implicate oneeelf, state, swear

acknowledge

(Respond), verb accede, agree, be responsive, concur, ratify, rejoin, remark, reply, signify assent

acknowledge

(Verify), verb admit, admit a right, admit the charge, concede, confess, confirm, defer to, recognize authority of, testify, yield
Associated concepts: acknowledge a document, acknowlldge the signatures on a will
See also: abide, accede, accept, adduce, admit, agree, allow, answer, appreciate, approve, assent, attest, authorize, avouch, avow, bear, betray, certify, communicate, comply, comprehend, concede, concur, confess, correspond, corroborate, defer, disclose, fulfill, grant, hear, keep, note, notice, observe, posit, prescriptive, profess, recognize, reply, respond, return, reveal, sign, subscribe, uphold, vouch, witness
References in classic literature ?
Will He entirely deny to me those blessings which are so freely given to others, who neither ask them nor acknowledge them when received?
SOCRATES: Can we call those teachers who do not acknowledge the possibility of their own vocation?
Wilson soon arrived, and, indisposed for business as I was at that moment, and little as I cared for the field or its owner, I forced my attention to the matter in hand, with very creditable determination, and quickly concluded the bargain - perhaps more to the thrifty farmer's satisfaction than he cared to acknowledge.
Indeed what Square had said sunk very deeply into his mind, and the uneasiness which it there created was very visible to the other; though the good man would not acknowledge this, but made a very slight answer, and forcibly drove off the discourse to some other subject.
He was bound to acknowledge that, personally, he entertained the highest regard and esteem for the honourable gentleman; he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.
If the caligraphy be Poe's, it is different in all essential respects from all the many specimens known to us, and strongly resembles that of the writer of the heading and dating of the manuscript, both of which the contributor of the poem acknowledges to have been recently added.
But there is no need of any witness, said Polemarchus, for Thrasymachus himself acknowledges that rulers may sometimes command what is not for their own interest, and that for subjects to obey them is justice.
On appeal, the court found that this notice had not been validly served, as the acknowledgment had happened some time well after the break point, and the consensus of the judges' views was that the lease did not oblige the landlord to acknowledge.
Arbour and Blackburn tell us something quite different: "It is a huge undertaking for gay and lesbian youth to acknowledge who they are (my emphasis), understand what this entails, see themselves as worthy human beings, and determine when they are ready to come out to family or close friends.
The absence of reliable global data makes it difficult for governments and international bodies to fight trafficking effectively, especially as some countries of destination acknowledge the level of trafficking within and across their borders.
I also do not understand his insistence that religious liberties are violated by government not being allowed to acknowledge God.
I think everyone should acknowledge that this is absolutely improper on its face.