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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
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It was his silent way of acknowledging an equally silent approach; for there came towards him a presence that might have satisfied even Calhoun Kidd's demands for a lovely and aristocratic ghost.
But this book lies motionless, to be caressed all the morning by the sun and to raise its covers slightly, as though acknowledging the caress.
I had received a formal answer acknowledging its receipt and saying, "We note the contents thereof, which shall be duly communicated to our client.
Henry Tilney," with the embarrassment of real sensibility began to apologize for his appearance there, acknowledging that after what had passed he had little right to expect a welcome at Fullerton, and stating his impatience to be assured of Miss Morland's having reached her home in safety, as the cause of his intrusion.
She said this not disparagingly, but affectionately rather, as though, by acknowledging the worst about him, she wished to protect him from the aspersions of her friends.
Soon they grew accustomed to the two walking into chapel arm in arm or strolling round the precincts in conversation; wherever one was the other could be found also, and, as though acknowledging his proprietorship, boys who wanted Rose would leave messages with Carey.
If you do not find it credible you will at least be as one with me in acknowledging that it is unique, remarkable, and interesting.
I much regret that want of space prevents my having the satisfaction of acknowledging the generous assistance which I have received from very many naturalists, some of them personally unknown to me.
I wrote back, warmly acknowledging my obligations to his kindness, and apologising for not expressing my thanks personally, in consequence of my immediate recall on pressing business to town.
COUNCIL officials have registered eight complaints since February from the Shakespeares about anti-social behaviour: February 23 - Vale housing officer Dee Brunton writes to them acknowledging their complaints but tells them: "These types of complaints are not easy to resolve.
While acknowledging that there is still much to be learned about homosexuality as a lived experience, PG makes clear that all persons outside of marriage are called to celibate chastity: "Chastity is a positive orientation to life.
While acknowledging their differences, Robinson notes that "they share enough ideological ground to justify grouping them together under the label conservative.