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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.
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(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
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(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.
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A message from the addressee informing the originator that his or her communication has been received and is understood.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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or acknowledgement
1. The act of admitting to something:
2. Favorable notice, as of an achievement:
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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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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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'And if it is,' returned he, with a very perceptible blush, 'is that any reason why I should not make a suitable acknowledgment?'
And we are glad to let them go unrecognised, without any acknowledgment of so high a favour.
"There need not be any particular period fixed; give me a simple acknowledgment for one hundred and fifty thousand francs."
But be sure to get a written acknowledgment on each mortgage from Osborne.
'I suppose I must have mistaken another man for Barting, and that man's cold greeting was merely a stranger's civil acknowledgment of my own.
In terms of grateful acknowledgment for the kindness of his brother, though expressed most concisely, he then delivered on paper his perfect approbation of all that was done, and his willingness to fulfil the engagements that had been made for him.
Before I made any personal acknowledgment of my discovery in his presence, I must place the discovery itself where it would be ready for instant use against him, and safe from any attempt at suppression on his part.
"When do you go to the `pigeon house?'--with all due acknowledgment to Ellen."
'You have, sir; and the acknowledgment suffices,' replied the Admiral.
Lewis and Clarke, Bradbury, Breckenridge, Long, Franchere, and Ross Cox, and make a general acknowledgment of aid received from these quarters.
She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
Miss Nancy and her supposed husband both turned pale, and looked rather foolish than otherwise upon the occasion; but Mrs Miller took the first opportunity of withdrawing; and, having sent for Jones into the dining-room, she threw herself at his feet, and in a most passionate flood of tears, called him her good angel, the preserver of her poor little family, with many other respectful and endearing appellations, and made him every acknowledgment which the highest benefit can extract from the most grateful heart.