• WordNet 3.6
    • n acknowledgement 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"
    • n acknowledgement 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stage bows were originally devised as a way for actors to thank the audience. The audience would or would not acknowledge each of the actors in turn, depending on how much they enjoyed the performance.
    • Acknowledgement 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.
    • Acknowledgement Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
    • Acknowledgement The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. "An acknowledgment of fault."
    • Acknowledgement The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness; a statement acknowledging something or someone. "Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip."
    • Acknowledgement The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acknowledgement See acknowledgment.
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    “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?”
  • Plato
    “There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.”
  • Jane Austen
    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    “A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.”
  • Schines
    “Men of real merit, whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge are not yet to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.”


In literature:

Another Mexican, a slim youth, bashfully acknowledged Pete's presence and called in the dogs.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The influence of the House of Lowther is, we acknowledge, great; but has a case been made out, that this influence has been abused?
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
He acknowledges indeed, that freemen work the most; but they consume the most also.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
They have the impudence to avow this, though they acknowledge our trade important to them.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But I indulge myself in these reflections because my own feelings run me into them; with you they were always acknowledged.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I believed the event not very distant, but acknowledge it came on sooner than I had expected.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Our debt is greater than many are inclined to acknowledge.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Jack Neville occasionally rode his brother's horses, and the Earl was forced to acknowledge another mistake.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
But to acknowledge the presence of such a new world does not signify the possession of it simultaneously with the acknowledgment.
"An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy" by W. Tudor Jones
Mr. John Short's letter had been acknowledged, but it did not get itself answered.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr

In poetry:

Blest in that hour, when called by opening heaven
With cloud and voice and the baptizing flame,
Up from the Jordan walked th' acknowledged stranger,
And awe-struck crowds grew silent as He came.
""Mary At The Cross"" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The finger of slander may now at you point,
That finger will soon lose the strength of its joint;
And those who now plead for the rights of the slave,
Will soon be acknowledged the good and the brave.
"Ye Heralds Of Freedom" by Anonymous Americas
She "languidly responded"; he
"Incautiously assented";
Doretta "proffered lazily";
Will "speedily invented";
She "parried," "whispered," "bade," and "mused";
He "urged," "acknowledged," and "refused."
"Monotonous Variety" by Franklin Pierce Adams
To wait upon a prince of royal birth,
Was forced t'acknowledge cuckoldom among
The gods who rule the matrimonial throng,
And sacrifice thereto with aching heart
Cornuted heads dire torments oft impart:
"Joconde" by Jean de La Fontaine
With these outflowing, river-like, with deltas
that spread like arms to reach the open sea,
with the recurrent tides that never cease
will I acknowledge you, will I proclaim you
as no one ever has before.
"Dedication" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Make him acknowledge you only are right,
That you hold the keys of the portals of light;
Spare him not! Cry "Infidel!"
Until he consent your fetters to wear,
And conscience and reason both to forswear,
Cry "Infidel!"
"Cry Infidel!" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

President Obama acknowledged in an interview with CBS station KDKA Tuesday that there are risks to nuclear energy - even as his administration maintains in the wake of the disaster in Japan that nuclear plants in the United States are safe.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election.
Rookie outside linebacker looks comfortable, but even he acknowledges that there is work to do.
Michelle Obama acknowledges Indian fashion industry during trip.
Father's Day is acknowledged to be the idea of Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.
The US man married to Peruvian Presidential Candidate Keiko Fujimori has acknowledged that his father pleaded guilty to US tax evasion charges 11 years ago and received three years probation.
Democratic strategists for Mr Obama's campaign were forced to acknowledge Mr Romney's aggressive performance.
Wilson acknowledges that not everyone's fingerprints are bound to be in the system.
The Ford Five Hundred goes on sale in 2004 as a larger brother to the Taurus, and as a tacit acknowledgment that the family-sedan category has left the Taurus in the dust.
That the Texans acknowledge their special teams is underperforming is a good thing.
At the Washington Hilton, President Bush touted his modernization of Medicare, but acknowledged the program and Social Security are "going broke".
The career (if you can call it that) of Edward G Wood Jr has become the stuff of cult legend because the man is widely acknowledged as the worst movie director of all time.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson acknowledges that Scientology founder L.
Senator Joseph R Biden Jr, fighting to salvage his Presidential campaign, today acknowledged "a mistake" in his youth, when he plagiarized a law review article for a paper he wrote in his first year at law school.

In science:

This oscillatory behavior, which just a few years ago was considered surprising (to say the least) is by now a well documented and acknowledged feature of sequences of geometric random variables, see e.g. , , .
Expected number of distinct part sizes in a random integer composition
Acknowledgements: The program Macaulay–2 has been of immense help in computations, and it is a pleasure to thank its authors Dan Grayson and Mike Stillman.
On equations defining coincident root loci
Geramita, Leslie Roberts and Queen’s University during the progress of this work is gratefully acknowledged.
On equations defining coincident root loci
Acknowledgment: This work is part of the doctorate thesis of R.
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
Acknowledgment: This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.
A simple operational interpretation of the fidelity