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

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 self-acknowledged

Historical Examples of self-acknowledged

  • She was the artist and the self-acknowledged arbiter of good taste, the monitor of the proper way.

  • I was by no means as yet a self-acknowledged wooer, and we discussed love in its lighter phases through the medium of literature.

    A Far Country, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • He stood with lips sealed, partly by surprise at the question, and partly by self-acknowledged ignorance of the answer.

  • In the old days this was a slouchy, somewhat slovenly dressed individual of a self-acknowledged independence.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • She had become a self-acknowledged toady, a spineless sycophant, and for what?