Definition for acknowledge

verb as in verbally recognize authority

verb as in admit truth or reality of something

verb as in verbally recognize receipt of something

Strongest matches

address, answer, hail, notice, reply, respond

Strong matches

greet, react, remark, return, salute, thank

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Example Sentences

What was extremely disturbing to us was we began to realize that there was a settlement that came out of each period that had to do with restoring racial hierarchy or even just never even acknowledging a conflict around it and building on top of it.

From Vox

Finally, Becerra stepped in, urging Hayungs to get on with his presentation, but never acknowledging all he’d done to help the businessman.

The researchers acknowledged in their article that they do not have precise enough dating to verify how many species, especially land animals and plants, actually died out in the time frame that the researchers investigated.

Executive Chairman Bill Ford, whom Newsom praised in his remarks, was among the first Detroit executives to acknowledge the role gas-burning cars play in climate change.

From Fortune

In the plea agreement, Garmo acknowledged that between 2013 and 2019 he made straw purchases of “off-roster” handguns and rifles that only members of law enforcement can possess, then transferred 98 of them to people he knew.

Every once in a while, they act swiftly and acknowledge the problem.

You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.

Interviews in Serial (including ones from Adnan) do acknowledge that Jay was known as a resident bad boy at Woodlawn High School.

As Kurdish leaders acknowledge, liberating Mosul is beyond the capability of the peshmerga and government forces will be needed.

All seem to acknowledge that sexual assault is a serious problem that requires campus-wide education.

And when he answered it, he was obliged to acknowledge that she had made upon his nature a definite impression.

He would impeach all his partners, acknowledge his errors, and promise once more to reform.

This is certainly handsome, and I acknowledge the courtesy, though I shall not accept the invitation.

They obeyed, and the sieur made them acknowledge the authority of his son, as Vice-Admiral in the said lands of the West.

"Gilbert, I am glad you acknowledge the folly of your conduct," said the farmer, breaking the painful silence.


On this page you'll find 163 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acknowledge, such as: accept, agree, defend, endorse, recognize, and support.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.