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Things looked unpromising, he couldn't but acknowledge, for his young client.

Let me acknowledge that there was much need of self-persuasion to arrive at this conclusion.

I acknowledge my obligations to the masses of my countrymen, and to them alone.

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your two letters, dated 23d and 25th inst.

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of the 22d and 29th ult.

Thus cornered, he had to acknowledge that Anna had been out of sorts.

What do we acknowledge and for what do we pray in this petition?

By praying God to give us our daily bread, we acknowledge that it comes from Him.

You acknowledge it may be a wrong opinion; but still it is your opinion.

Show them you've no feeling, and they'll acknowledge you for a woman of fashion.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, a blend of Middle English aknow (from Old English oncnawan "understand," from on + cnawan "recognize;" see know) and Middle English knowlechen "admit, acknowledge" (c.1200; see knowledge). In the merger, a parasitic -c- slipped in, so that while the kn- became a simple "n" sound (as in know), the -c- stepped up to preserve, in this word, the ancient "kn-" sound. Related: Acknowledged; acknowledging.

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