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
These are honors and acknowledgments not regularly bestowed on the “black girl next door.”
In the acknowledgments, Zaicklas confesses a tendency to plant too many clues, and she thanks her editor for slashing them.
The book has no dedication, no acknowledgments page; it won a literary award in Australia but has had little hype here.
On the acknowledgments page, Meno wrote: “You suck it: Judith Regan.”
The duty enjoined embodied likewise a confession of sin and an appeal to God for the truth of their acknowledgments.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
There were several acknowledgments of money received, and notes of hand to a large amount that had passed between the brothers.David Fleming's Forgiveness | Margaret Murray Robertson
When he'd finished, the congregation clapped so loudly that he had to bow his acknowledgments three times from the pulpit.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
There was no end to the applause, and when he came forward to bow his acknowledgments there were calls of "Give another concert!"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
I took them from him, and made him the acknowledgments to which he was entitled.The Arabian Nights | Unknown
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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