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Definitions

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  • n. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
  • n. The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  • n. An award or other expression or token of appreciation.
  • n. An expression of gratitude.
  • n. A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood.
  • n. A response sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.
  • n. The act of a man admitting a child as his own.
  • n. A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfilment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See acknowledgment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
  • n. a statement acknowledging something or someone

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But ministers should realise that it will take far more than the government's own political priorities to deliver success ... and a word of acknowledgement wouldn't go amiss.

    Are children still a priority for the government?

  • Finally we have donated the plates we used to use at university to the charity shop, and I have at last thrown out a bag of spelt flour in acknowledgement of the fact I will never have the time or really the inclination to bake bread.

    Chaos « Tales from the Reading Room

  • "We've got bigger fish to fry now," said Sampson in acknowledgement of how Northampton's form has nose-dived since they triumphed at Anfield; the side has lost their past five league matches and sit second bottom in League Two.

    Premier League bites back at Football League in Carling Cup fourth round

  • Since evolutionary theory leads to none of those things, the complete lack of acknowledgement is louder and clearer.

    Darwin Strips Reality of Purpose?

  • Levani dipped her head in acknowledgement and headed for the place where Shavar was standing.

    The Good Unicorn « A Fly in Amber

  • We seek validation of our experience and moral philosophy, but virtually meager acknowledgement is posted by other bloggers.

    WWJ(or M or C or B or H or P or S)D?

  • He nodded in acknowledgement when he left the game and was rewarded with a standing ovation, and he wore a toothy smile when and he high-five fans on the way to the locker room.

    USATODAY.com

  • I guess it all comes down to whether a reviewer can be truly honest with himself, even in acknowledgement of any psychological factors that may come into play.

    Unfinished Books and the Truth Behind Book Reviews

  • It would have made him smile and probably shake his head a bit, in acknowledgement that her name is so us.

    Transitions, Part II

  • So, in acknowledgement and protest of Final Destination, I started playing a geography game online. 12 levels, progressing from easy to hard.

    FINAL DESTINATION FRANCHISE LACKS FINALITY

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