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
Getaway founder and CEO Jon Staff said that starts with an acknowledgment that while work matters, it can’t be the core of a person’s identity.Future of Work Forum recap: Coronavirus crisis forcing leadership to evolve | Digiday Editors | February 12, 2021 | Digiday
The renewed effort, backed by the airlines, is an acknowledgment that a recovery the industry had hoped would come this spring isn’t likely to happen.Airlines warn employees they could be furloughed at the end of March | Lori Aratani | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
If you do not wish to send a replacement, a kindly inquiry about how he is feeling — and an acknowledgment that you will remember his condition for future gift-giving — will be sufficient.Miss Manners: She’s ‘best’ at giving gifts but stinks at receiving them | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
A seeming acknowledgment of this country’s current troubles launches the second act.Sondheim revue provides exhilarating warmth in cold, trying times | Peter Marks | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
My mother, of course, bristles at any acknowledgment of the occasion.Miss Manners: Celebrating 50 years of wedded . . . something | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The acknowledgment of these crimes, which came as part of an amnesty for them, was a cathartic moment for El Salvador.
All Cumming wanted to hear his father say was an acknowledgment of what he had thought all those years was wrong.
It was good information on who, what, and where and there was an acknowledgment of this at the highest levels.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June | Eli Lake | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He would never deign me with any sort of acknowledgment, because I was too low on the totem pole.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig | Marlow Stern | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She wanted more from him, some acknowledgment of feeling, but he gave her nothing.Juan Pablo Chooses the Girl He ‘Likes,’ Proposes They Go Get a Burger | Brandy Zadrozny | March 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perry's arms fell gracefully to his side and he inclined his head and half closed his eyes in acknowledgment.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Let this be your acknowledgment of past favours—the fulfilment of your sacred promise.
The embassy for Japan—with a gift, which shall not seem an acknowledgment—you say, could not be sent off last year, which is well.
In some states the requirements are strict in respect to the disinterestedness of the official who takes the acknowledgment.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A defective acknowledgment by a married woman is worthless, nor will any court compel her to make another one.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
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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