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ac·knowl·edg·ment

or ac·knowl·edge·ment  (ăk-nŏl′ĭj-mənt)
n.
1. The act of admitting the existence or truth of something: acknowledgment that the service was poor.
2.
a. Recognition or notice: peace based on acknowledgment of a nation's sovereignty.
b. An expression of thanks or appreciation: included acknowledgments of people who helped in making the book.
3. An answer or response in return for something: sent an acknowledgment of receipt of the letter.
4. Law The formal avowal of an act before a legally empowered officer, such as a judge or notary public, to ensure that the act will be legally recognized.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acknowledgement - the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledgedacknowledgement - the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; "the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
2.acknowledgement - a statement acknowledging something or someoneacknowledgement - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
credits - a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
receipt - an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
aloha, ciao - an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)
handclasp, handshake, handshaking, shake - grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
apology - an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
mea culpa - an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
condolence, commiseration - an expression of sympathy with another's grief; "they sent their condolences"
regrets, declination - a polite refusal of an invitation
admission - an acknowledgment of the truth of something
thanks - an acknowledgment of appreciation

acknowledgement

acknowledgment
noun
2. greeting, welcome, notice, recognition, reception, hail, hailing, salute, salutation He smiled in acknowledgement and gave her a bow.
3. appreciation, answer, thanks, credit, response, reply, reaction, recognition, gratitude, indebtedness, thankfulness, gratefulness Grateful acknowledgement is made for permission to reprint.

acknowledgment

or acknowledgement
noun
1. The act of admitting to something:
2. Favorable notice, as of an achievement:
Translations
potvrzenípřiznáníuznání
anerkendelse
tunnustaminenvastaustodistus
potvrda
承認
인정
bekräftelse
การยอมรับ
sự công nhận

acknowledgement

[əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt] N
1. (= admission) → admisión f; (= recognition) → reconocimiento m
in acknowledgement ofen reconocimiento de, en agradecimiento a
I wish to make public acknowledgement of the helpquiero agradecer públicamente la ayuda
to make acknowledgementsexpresar su agradecimiento
2. (Comm) [of letter etc] → acuse m de recibo
3. [of greeting] → contestación f
4. to quote sb without acknowledgementcitar a algn sin mencionar la fuente acknowledgements (in book) → menciones fpl

acknowledgement

[ækˈnɒlɪdʒmənt]
n
(= acceptance) [problem, defeat, failure] → aveu m
sb's acknowledgement that ... → l'aveu de qn du fait que ...
(= appreciation, recognition) [applause, compliments] → reconnaissance f
[letter, parcel] → accusé m de réception
(= gesture of recognition) [person met] to smile in acknowledgement → sourire en signe de reconnaissance
acknowledgements npl (in book)remerciements mplacknowledgement slip naccusé m de réception

acknowledgement

nAnerkennung f; (of quotation)Angabe f; (= recognition: of truth, fault, defeat etc) → Eingeständnis nt; (of letter, present)Empfangsbestätigung f; (of greetings, cheers etc)Erwiderung f; he waved in acknowledgementer winkte zurück; in acknowledgement ofin Anerkennung (+gen); to quote without acknowledgementohne Quellenangabe zitieren; I received no acknowledgementich erhielt keine Antwort; as an acknowledgement of my gratitudezum Zeichen meiner Dankbarkeit; acknowledgements are due to …ich habe/wir haben … zu danken; (in book) → mein/unser Dank gilt

acknowledgement

[əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt]
a. n (admission) → ammissione f, riconoscimento; (of letter) → conferma (di aver ricevuto)
in acknowledgement of → a riconoscimento di
b. acknowledgements npl (in book) → ringraziamenti mpl

acknowledgement

إِعْتِراف potvrzení anerkendelse Anerkennung παραδοχή reconocimiento tunnustaminen reconnaissance potvrda riconoscimento 承認 인정 erkenning erkjennelse potwierdzenie confirmação признание bekräftelse การยอมรับ ikrar sự công nhận 承认
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All day passed a a part of the next before any acknowledgement arrived, and she was beginning to fear she had offended her crochety friend.
Barkis rubbed his cheek with his cuff, and then looked at his cuff as if he expected to find some of the bloom upon it; but made no other acknowledgement of the compliment.
And she kissed me beforehand, in grateful acknowledgement of my hospitality.
Four shallops came off with very little noise alongside the lugger, which, no doubt, in acknowledgement of the compliment, lowered her own shallop into the sea, and the five boats worked so well that by two o'clock in the morning all the cargo was out of The Young Amelia and on terra firma.
She could not distinguish, but she must guess the subject; and on Captain Wentworth's making a distant bow, she comprehended that her father had judged so well as to give him that simple acknowledgement of acquaintance, and she was just in time by a side glance to see a slight curtsey from Elizabeth herself.
He meant it as a reward, as the highest honour he could offer, in acknowledgement of Arthur's loyalty and rectitude and the distinctions he had already gained in mathematics and economics at Cambridge.
And, five, he had not uttered a single word of acknowledgement in reply to her thanks.
She besought the young fellows never, never to touch a box; and when young Green, of the Rifles, lost a very considerable sum of money, Rebecca passed a whole night in tears, as the servant told the unfortunate young gentleman, and actually went on her knees to her husband to beseech him to remit the debt, and burn the acknowledgement.
Looking into the eyes of Mrs and Miss Wackles for encouragement, and sitting very upright and uncomfortable on a couple of hard stools, were two of the day-scholars; and when Miss Wackles smiled, and Mrs Wackles smiled, the two little girls on the stools sought to curry favour by smiling likewise, in gracious acknowledgement of which attention the old lady frowned them down instantly, and said that if they dared to be guilty of such an impertinence again, they should be sent under convoy to their respective homes.
An Acknowledgement of Country recognises Victorias Traditional Owners and Aboriginal peoples deep and continuous connection to the land.
Farmers who have submitted their forms early will have already received their acknowledgement as receipts are usually sent within 10 days of submission.
This latest version introduces holiday rule schedules, automatic alarm acknowledgement, batch alarm acknowledgement and a customizable alarm view playback window.