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acknowledged

[ak-nol-ijd]
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adjective
  1. widely recognized; generally accepted: an acknowledged authority on Chinese art.
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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
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unacknowledged

adjective
  1. not having been acknowledged or recognizedunacknowledged legislators of the world
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