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Definitions of acknowledgment

  1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
  2. a statement acknowledging something or someone; " she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; " the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
  3. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; " the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; " the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; " the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  4. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; " the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; " she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
  5. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
  6. The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  7. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks.
  8. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
  9. A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.
  10. A statement you make in front of a notary public or other person who is authorized to administer oaths stating that a document bearing your signature was actually signed by you.
  11. The admission or recognition of a truth; confession; avowal; the expression of appreciation of a favor or benefit conferred; a receipt.
  12. Recognition: admission: confession: thanks: a receipt.
  13. Admission; recognition; thanks; a receipt.
  14. Avowal; confession; recognition.
  15. The act of acknowledging; recognition; confession; the acknowledging of a benefit or money received.
  16. The owning to be true; confession; the expression of thanks for a benefit received; a receipt.
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Usage examples for acknowledgment

  1. A mere reference to the New Testament and Christ have been twisted into an acknowledgment of their divinity. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  2. He was too proud a man, if it came to that, to acknowledge what seemed to him a personal disgrace, till circumstances should absolutely force such acknowledgment upon him. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  3. Valentine drove him in, and all his children rejoiced, it seemed like an acknowledgment that they were really better. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  4. She ought to comprehend, too, that her recognition of Dutch independence was not a gift, but the acknowledgment of a fact. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. Such acknowledgment such regret will seldom be produced by a stern face and a harsh voice. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. Julie pressed the Duchess's little hand in acknowledgment of the caressing word and look. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. I must ask you to excuse me," she continued, with a slight acknowledgment in which dismissal could be plainly read. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  8. It is a poor enough acknowledgment of what you did,- for we have not always treated you well." – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  9. The painter took the purse with a bow of acknowledgment and no more hesitation than one gentleman would show in receiving an obligation from another, and presently left us. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  10. This acknowledgment would perfectly satisfy Hume; it would be of very little importance to him that the reason of man, according to Kant, might conceive, and even could not but conceive, the ideas of cause, time, space, liberty, spirit, provided these ideas are applied to nothing real. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  11. And in this attitude of acknowledgment general and soldiers were as one. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. The second is the nuzzer, or nuzzerana, which is a tribute of acknowledgment from an inferior to a superior. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  13. This fell into the hands of Henry George himself, in a reading room in San Francisco, and he wrote an acknowledgment of it to me. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  14. His enjoyment of the occasion was disturbed, but only for a moment; when they had left the shop he felt it his duty to make a special acknowledgment to the inspector for his great kindness in so readily becoming surety for an entire stranger. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  15. There was an almost unanimous acknowledgment of assent and order was restored. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  16. But if this sight touched me, this glimpse of the vanquished leaving the field after supreme acknowledgment of defeat, upon Hortense it wrought another effect altogether. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  17. But I have another fancy: my grandfather is getting old; I suspect my father has been making himself useful, and this invitation is an acknowledgment – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  18. I make no such acknowledgment – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  19. When the Spirit convinceth, and men are serious in repentance, then the soul is more searching, more universal, more particular in acknowledgment of sins. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. Billy bowed an acknowledgment and followed the Corporal to the kitchen. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
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