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or ac·knowl·edge·ment  (ăk-nŏl′ĭj-mənt)
1. The act of admitting the existence or truth of something: acknowledgment that the service was poor.
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.


(əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt) or


1. the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged
2. something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc
3. (Journalism & Publishing) (plural) an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book


(ækˈnɒl ɪdʒ mənt)

1. an act of acknowledging.
2. recognition of the existence, truth, authority, or validity of something.
3. an expression of appreciation.
4. a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
5. a thing done or given to confirm receipt of something.
6. acknowledgments, an author's statement expressing thanks to those who have assisted in the preparation of a book or article.
a. a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
b. an official certificate of this.
Also, esp. Brit.,ac•knowl′edge•ment.


A message from the addressee informing the originator that his or her communication has been received and is understood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acknowledgment - the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledgedacknowledgment - 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.acknowledgment - a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passageacknowledgment - a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
photo credit - a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph
cross-index, cross-reference - a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
3.acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someoneacknowledgment - 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


or acknowledgement
1. The act of admitting to something:
2. Favorable notice, as of an achievement:
إِعْتِرافإعْتِرَاف بِ، إشْعَار بِاسْتِلام
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(əkˈnolidʒ) verb
1. to admit as being fact. He acknowledged defeat; He acknowledged that I was right.
2. to say (usually in writing) that one has received (something). He acknowledged the letter.
3. to give thanks for. He acknowledged their help.
4. to greet someone. He acknowledged her by waving.
acknowledg(e)ment noun


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References in classic literature ?
The soldier made a low and humble acknowledgment for her civility; and Heyward adding a "Bonne nuit, mon camarade," they moved deliberately forward, leaving the sentinel pacing the banks of the silent pond, little suspecting an enemy of so much effrontery, and humming to himself those words which were recalled to his mind by the sight of women, and, perhaps, by recollections of his own distant and beautiful France: "Vive le vin, vive l'amour," etc.
All that he would have required was simply the acknowledgment that he was indeed a man, and a fellow-being, moulded of the same elements as she.
I have taught them the duties of the family, of parent and child, and husband and wife; and how can I bear to have this open acknowledgment that we care for no tie, no duty, no relation, however sacred, compared with money?
It was she, too, who always wrote the notes of acknowledgment and thanks, taking infinite pains to make Emma Jane's quite different from her own.
She instantly wrote Sir John Middleton her acknowledgment of his kindness, and her acceptance of his proposal; and then hastened to shew both letters to her daughters, that she might be secure of their approbation before her answer were sent.
It was a landscape in water colours, of which I had made a present to the superintendent, in acknowledgment of her obliging mediation with the committee on my behalf, and which she had framed and glazed.
Earnshaw were engaging Missy's attention by sundry gay trifles bought for her to present to the little Lintons, as an acknowledgment of their kindness.
Wemmick," said the man, unwilling to let his hand go, "I should have asked the favour of your wearing another ring - in acknowledgment of your attentions.
Accept this alms, friend,'' continued the lady, offering a piece of gold, ``in acknowledgment of thy painful travail, and of the shrines thou hast visited.
Miller and I have waived merely personal considerations, and I have only required a simple acknowledgment of this offence against the college and its rules.
This I humbly offered to his majesty, as a small tribute of acknowledgment, in turn for so many marks that I had received, of his royal favour and protection.
It is not long since it contained forty provinces; but is now not much bigger than all Spain, and consists but of five kingdoms and six provinces, of which part is entirely subject to the Emperor, and part only pays him some tribute, or acknowledgment of dependence, either voluntarily or by compulsion.