verb (used with object), ac·knowl·edged, ac·knowl·edg·ing.
Origin of acknowledge
Examples from the Web for acknowledge
Every once in a while, they act swiftly and acknowledge the problem.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
Interviews in Serial (including ones from Adnan) do acknowledge that Jay was known as a resident bad boy at Woodlawn High School.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All seem to acknowledge that sexual assault is a serious problem that requires campus-wide education.
Paudert is sure to acknowledge that sovereign citizens have the same rights as all Americans and that they are not all dangerous.
"That's right, that's right," agreed Scotch, who admired Frank more than he wished to acknowledge.Frank Merriwell Down South|Burt L. Standish
But I will acknowledge to you that I did not love my husband.'Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
I acknowledge, I gave M. Pasgrave a ten-guinea note; but here's the number of it, 177, of Forbes's bank.Tales And Novels, Volume 1 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
The smile decided the other that it would be safe to acknowledge the acquaintance.Walter Sherwood's Probation|Horatio Alger
Saville, you have been a very good friend to me—I acknowledge it; you know I have always been glad to say as much.The Days of My Life|Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for acknowledge
Word Origin for acknowledge
Word Origin and History for acknowledge
1550s, a blend of Middle English aknow (from Old English oncnawan "understand," from on + cnawan "recognize;" see know) and Middle English knowlechen "admit, acknowledge" (c.1200; see knowledge). In the merger, a parasitic -c- slipped in, so that while the kn- became a simple "n" sound (as in know), the -c- stepped up to preserve, in this word, the ancient "kn-" sound. Related: Acknowledged; acknowledging.