1. To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a god.
    • I acknowledge my transgressions. - Psalm 51:3''.
    • ''For ends generally acknowledged to be good. -
  2. To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
    • In all thy ways acknowledge Him. - Proverbs'' 3:6
    • By my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee. - , '', III-v
  3. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
    • ''They his gifts acknowledged none. -
  4. To notify receipt, as of a letter.
  5. To own as genuine or valid; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.

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