widely recognized; generally accepted: an acknowledged authority on Chinese art.

Nearby words

  1. ack.,
  2. ackee,
  3. acker,
  4. ackey,
  5. acknowledge,
  6. acknowledgement,
  7. acknowledgment,
  8. ackton,
  9. acl,
  10. aclasis

Origin of acknowledged

First recorded in 1760–70; acknowledge + -ed2

Related formsac·knowl·edged·ly [ak-nol-ijd-lee, -i-jid-] /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd li, -ɪ dʒɪd-/, adverbself-ac·knowl·edged, adjectiveun·ac·knowl·edged, adjectivewell-ac·knowl·edged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for acknowledgedly

  • Thorpe later, however, sent over two bear skins, which were acknowledgedly an improvement.

    The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White