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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.
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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
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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.
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acknowledgment

or acknowledgement
noun
1. The act of admitting to something:
2. Favorable notice, as of an achievement:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
Bennet's acknowledgments he briefly replied, with assurance of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family; and concluded with entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again.
grateful acknowledgments to the lord of a realm, which, through good
She had not even a share in his opening compliments.Her name was not mentioned; and there was so striking a change in all this, and such an illjudged solemnity of leavetaking in his graceful acknowledgments, as she thought, at first, could not escape her father's suspicion.
Besides, it is well known that acknowledgments, explanations, and compensations are often accepted as satisfactory from a strong united nation, which would be rejected as unsatisfactory if offered by a State or confederacy of little consideration or power.
It has rendered you so fickle, and so given to change, that your inconstancy has passed into a proverb; for you no sooner set up an idol firmly, than you are sure to pull it down and dash it into fragments: and this, because directly you reward a benefactor, or a public servant, you distrust him, merely because he is rewarded; and immediately apply yourselves to find out, either that you have been too bountiful in your acknowledgments, or he remiss in his deserts.
Greatly relieved by Mr Merdle's affable offer of assistance, he caught at it directly, and heaped acknowledgments upon him.
'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.
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.