[ ak-nol-ijd ]
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  1. widely recognized; generally accepted: an acknowledged authority on Chinese art.

Origin of acknowledged

First recorded in 1760–70; acknowledge + -ed2

Other words from acknowledged

  • ac·knowl·edged·ly [ak-nol-ijd-lee, -i-jid-], /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd li, -ɪ dʒɪd-/, adverb
  • self-ac·knowl·edged, adjective
  • un·ac·knowl·edged, adjective
  • well-ac·knowl·edged, adjective

Words Nearby acknowledged Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use acknowledged in a sentence

  • And yet, the acknowledged state of things here is a grave fact which challenges inquiry and demands explanation.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • He acknowledged him in his blessings, and gave him an inheritance, and divided him his portion in twelve tribes.

  • For Tony certainly acknowledged by his attitude the same threatening sense of doom that lay so heavy upon his cousin's heart.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • He proceeded straight to Venice, and it may as well be acknowledged at once, Venetian art left him cold, if not indifferent.

    Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
  • In spite of this acknowledged defect, many of the best players in this country regard it as a legitimate and helpful device.