Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Commonly accepted or recognized.

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

  • adjective Generally accepted or recognized as correct or reasonable. Opposite of unacknowledged.

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  • adjective Generally accepted, recognized or admitted.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of acknowledg.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of acknowledge.

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

  • adjective generally accepted
  • adjective recognized or made known or admitted

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Examples

  • Indeed, the word "acknowledged" -- the word used by Scott McCabe to characterize Cramer's statement -- derives from the word "knowledge."

    Alan Dershowitz: Should You Trust Jim Cramer?

  • 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.

    The Princess of Cleves

  • 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.

    The Princess of Cleves

  • 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.

    End Times

  • 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."

    With cellphone service on Metro, riders brace for noise

  • 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.”

    Matthew Yglesias » The Way Forward

  • 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.

    End Times

  • The ad, which the spokesman acknowledged is a small buy, will begin airing on Wednesday.

    Massachusetts Republican targeted in new TV ad

  • 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.

    CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein out, HLN topper Ken Jautz in

  • But Washington's captain acknowledged even he needs some time to get back into game rhythm.

    Ovechkin records pair of assists in preseason debut: Capitals 3, Bruins 2

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