Origin of acknowledged
verb (used with object), ac·knowl·edged, ac·knowl·edg·ing.
Origin of acknowledge
Examples from the Web for acknowledged
He acknowledged the theories but his voice lacked conviction.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many supporters came out to support his position, and he acknowledged them.
Cogan has since apologized for using the term and acknowledged she was wrong about the story.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad|Lizzie Crocker|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“That number has bounced around a bit,” Austin acknowledged.ISIS Has 9,000 ‘Core Fighters.’ Or Maybe 17,000. Or Possibly 30,000.|Tim Mak|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.
It must be acknowledged, however, that the problem which faced this General was one of great difficulty.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
He took it boldly; and to-day, had you asked him, he would have acknowledged with a smile that he did not repent.Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
Jabez Smith acknowledged his identity and received news of his brother-in-law and his daughter with no signs of pleasure.Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
Again he acknowledged, and again they were defeated in finding, and the same reason given as before.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
He then acknowledged that the notion of "a methodical regularity" in the Essay on Criticism was a "groundless opinion."The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
Word Origin 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.