acknowledge

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Acknowledge is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
acknowledge

Third-person singular
acknowledges

Past tense
acknowledged

Past participle
acknowledged

Present participle
acknowledging

  1. (transitive) If you acknowledge something, you show that you know it is there or that it is true.
    The government yesterday acknowledged the need for more money.
    I should be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter.
    Britain's science is widely acknowledged to be in very bad shape.
    He left the game in 1984, acknowledged as the best player in the world.
  2. (transitive) If you acknowledge something, you say publicly that it is good.
    She isn't very good at acknowledging the work of her staff.

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