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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of admitting or owning to something.
  • n. Recognition of another's existence, validity, authority, or right.
  • n. An answer or response in return for something done.
  • n. An expression of thanks or a token of appreciation.
  • n. A formal declaration made to authoritative witnesses to ensure legal validity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 owning with gratitude of a benefit or an obligation (as in "acknowledgment" of a favor).
  • n. A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood, as a wedding invitation's acknowledgment.
  • n. A response (ACK) sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.
  • n. An owning as genuine or valid; an avowing or admission in legal form (as in "acknowledgment of a deed").
  • n. A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfillment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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; a statement acknowledging something or someone.
  • n. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.
  • n. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
  • n. A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An admission or profession of knowledge or apprehension; a recognition of the existence or truth of anything: as, the acknowledgment of a sovereign power, or of a debt.
  • n. An expression or manifestation of perception or appreciation; recognition, avowal, or confession: as, an acknowledgment of kindness or of one's wrong-doing.
  • n. Something given or done in return for a favor. Smollett.
  • n. In law: The certificate of a public officer that an instrument was acknowledged before him by the person who executed it. The act of so acknowledging execution.
  • n. In com., a receipt.
  • n. Also spelled acknowledgement.

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

  • n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  • n. a statement acknowledging something or someone
  • n. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Etymologies

acknowledge +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Do you really believe Israel, a nation with 200-400 nuclear weapons under no oversight, inspection, and even acknowledgment, is really under a immediate threat from Iran, a nation with no nuclear weapons?

    Think Progress » Lieberman Claims That Settlements Are Not A Major ‘Obstacle To An Israeli-Palestinian Peace’

  • Perhaps what's most egregious about Verizon's error is that it had seemingly been going on for at least a year, apparently without action or acknowledgment from the company.

    Verizon has strong service record, despite refund snafu

  • “I'd like to have acknowledgment from the government of what he did,” said Herbert, whose father died almost a quarter-century ago.

    Media Coverage October

  • The Council showed their wisdom and voted 7-2 to complete the trail, with limitations on where the trail would be built for now, in acknowledgment of the business activity in Ballard. (i.e., a compromise)

    Ballard Businesses Propose Missing Link Alternative « PubliCola

  • We looked at each other, seemingly sitting on the edge of the world, and almost simultaneously our neighbors smiles joined ours in acknowledgment of The Bucket List, as we held the coffee to our noses, waived its steamy essence toward our nose, took a deep breath and looked at each other laughing, as if we were sitting next to Jack Nicholson who did the same as we savored his favorite coffee.

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  • While I don't know if she was really there, or for what purpose if she was, if she was there as Rose that's a HUGE honkin 'acknowledgment from Moffat about Rose's importance in canon and that alone makes me happy for now.

    Doctor Who Season Five...potential serious spoiler.

  • Nice to see some small acknowledgment from a Tory that it might be landlords milking the system rather than tenants, by the way.

    Housing crisis: Westminster letters (2)

  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and particularly former DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee -- can attest that the basic skill of front-loading critique with positive acknowledgment is not a key component of our country's current ed reform toolkit.

    Kate Quarfordt: What my High School Students Can Teach Ed Reformers

  • But understanding grandparents know that sending a card for Halloween does not require a thank you or special acknowledgment from a child beyond this -- the next time you see the child you say, Hey, did you get my funny Halloween card?

    Ask Amy

  • IHOP is even giving away free pancakes this morning in acknowledgment of the day!

    Pancake recipes for Pancake Day | Baking Bites

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