an act of acknowledging.
recognition of the existence or truth of something: the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.
an expression of appreciation.
a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.
- Also especially British, ac·knowl·edge·ment .
- pre·ac·knowl·edge·ment, noun
- pre·ac·knowl·edg·ment, noun
- re·ac·knowl·edg·ment, noun
- su·per·ac·knowl·edg·ment, noun
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How to use acknowledgment in a sentence
That’s an acknowledgment that the FDA thinks the early evidence shows psilocybin may have an advantage over available therapy, and it means the FDA offers Usona intensive guidance on its drug development so that it may gain expedited approval.The case for funding psychedelics to treat mental health | Sigal Samuel | October 9, 2020 | Vox
Anyone who has watched these tech giants romp and stomp and squash underfoot all who would interfere with their frenzied dance to riches will see them as a belated acknowledgment of reality.
The guidelines aren’t just out of an abundance of caution, but an acknowledgment of the reality of Covid-19.
It remained to be seen how badly Cunningham has damaged his chances with his acknowledgment Friday of intimate texts with a woman who is not his wife, a self-inflicted blow that could ensure the GOP holds the seat.Republicans face major head winds in final stretch to maintain Senate majority | Rachael Bade, Paul Kane | October 5, 2020 | Washington Post
The move was seen as an acknowledgment of the difficulty of decision-making inside Facebook.‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ launches to counter Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’ | Mike Butcher | September 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Such ongoing military action gets almost no acknowledgement, never mind serious scrutiny.From the Levant to Ferguson to Baltimore, The Most Violent Summer in Years | Gene Robinson | September 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It would take shape in accordance with a three-step acknowledgement of the basic realities we confront on the issue.
Above all, artists deserve a milieu in which musical talent is celebrated and given some acknowledgement in the media.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting | Ted Gioia | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Far from being limiting, this acknowledgement allowed her to make a series that speaks directly to the epidemic as it is today.“Dirty 30”: Talking AIDS To The Basketball Wives Set | Hugh Ryan | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The acknowledgement goes to the heart of a disagreement in the run-up to the Olympic Games.Olympic ‘Black Widow’ Warning Caught U.S. Off-Guard | Eli Lake | January 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
It is easy to understand how much more acceptable such an acknowledgement was to Kit Carson than any sum of money could have been.The Life of Kit Carson | Edward S. Ellis
She was endeavouring to assure him of her truth, but could understand the sneer which was conveyed in his acknowledgement.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.The Devil's Dictionary | Ambrose Bierce
I therefore accepted his cigar, and turned from him, with a very equivocal bow of acknowledgement.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
British Dictionary definitions for acknowledgment
the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged
something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc
(plural) an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book
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