Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To recognize; acknowledge; confess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To recognize.
  • transitive verb obsolete To acknowledge; to confess.
  • transitive verb [Obs.] to acknowledge; to confess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, obsolete To recognize.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To acknowledge; confess (often with "of" or "on"), reveal, disclose, realize

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English aknowen, from Old English ācnāwan, oncnāwan ("to understand, know, perceive, observe, recognize, acknowledge, confess, disclose"), equivalent to a- +‎ know.

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