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

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Contemporary Examples of unacknowledged

  • It was the other Sunni insurgent groups that were there alongside them, unacknowledged partners in the coalition.

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    ISIS’s Secret Allies

    Jacob Siegel

    June 13, 2014

Historical Examples of unacknowledged

British Dictionary definitions for unacknowledged



not having been acknowledged or recognizedunacknowledged legislators of the world
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