American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Commonly accepted or recognized.
- adj. Generally accepted, recognized or admitted.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of acknowledg.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of acknowledge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Generally accepted or recognized as correct or reasonable. Opposite of
- adj. generally accepted
- adj. recognized or made known or admitted
“Indeed, the word "acknowledged" -- the word used by Scott McCabe to characterize Cramer's statement -- derives from the word "knowledge.”
“The King, during the Treaty, continued on the frontiers, where he received the news of the death of Queen Mary of England; his Majesty dispatched forthwith the Count de Randan to Queen Elizabeth, to congratulate her on her accession to the Crown, and they received him with great distinction; for her affairs were so precarious at that time, that nothing could be more advantageous to her, than to see her title acknowledged by the King.”
“At the leadership press conference earlier today, Senator Tom Harkin acknowledged the disappointment of supporters of the public option and other key progressive priorities, and promised that “this is the beginning of health reform, not the end of health reform.””
“It could sell The Boston Globe — or shutter it entirely, given what the company itself has acknowledged is a challenging time for the sale of media properties.”
“At that time, Klein acknowledged he's hoping the new show helps shore up ratings for the network's flagship "Larry King Live" -- its ratings had plunged by 40 percent in 2010.”
“But Washington's captain acknowledged even he needs some time to get back into game rhythm.”
“But Farbstein acknowledged that people's ideas about what is acceptable vary - from riders who talk so loudly that people around them roll their eyes or chuckle to those who speak in "low tones no louder than a side-by-side conversation.”
“The ad, which the spokesman acknowledged is a small buy, will begin airing on Wednesday.”
“Cardin acknowledged he wasn't going to change the minds of his loudest detractors.”
“The final challenge comes from the failure of New York State's testing system, which experts have acknowledged is inflating results across the board.”
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