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  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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Examples from the Web for well-acknowledged

Historical Examples of well-acknowledged

  • Perhaps he forgot to call to mind the well-acknowledged fact that one man behind an intrenched line is equal to five in front.

    Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French

    Samuel Gibbs French

  • Every province has its coterie, every county its school The whole continent is pegged out in well-acknowledged claims.

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley