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acknowledging

[ ak-nol-ij ]SEE DEFINITION OF acknowledging

Synonyms for acknowledging

  • accept
  • agree
  • defend
  • endorse
  • recognize
  • support
  • accede
  • acquiesce
  • allow
  • approve
  • certify
  • grant
  • own
  • ratify
  • uphold
  • yield
  • attest to
  • defer to
  • subscribe to
  • take an oath
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Antonyms for acknowledging

  • contradict
  • decline
  • deny
  • disagree
  • disapprove
  • dispute
  • oppose
  • protest
  • refuse
  • reject
  • renounce
  • condemn
  • disallow
  • disavow
  • invalidate
  • veto
  • abjure
  • disregard
  • forswear
  • ignore
  • repudiate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACKNOWLEDGING

But Mr. Gladstone, while acknowledging the compliment, declined because of his age.

She took my hand: It is my part evermore, said she, to be of the acknowledging side.

This is not altogether the fact, though I for one see no shame in acknowledging the likeness.

Weedon Scott patted him, and his throat rumbled an acknowledging growl.

But even in acknowledging this she reserved to herself an alternative.

And yet you were acknowledging a little while ago that knowledge is not the same as opinion?

In any case I must lose no time in acknowledging this mark of favor.

"I intended to," said the deacon, not acknowledging his claim.

It would be tantamount to acknowledging she was for sale but that he hadn't the price.

The stranger was on his feet, bowing and acknowledging the introduction of Mr. Burke.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING

affirmative

adjectivebeing agreeable or assenting
  • acknowledging
  • acquiescent
  • affirmatory
  • affirming
  • approving
  • complying
  • concurring
  • confirmative
  • confirmatory
  • confirming
  • consenting
  • corroborative
  • endorsing
  • favorable
  • positive
  • ratifying
  • supporting
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