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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-nol-ijd]
    • /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd/
    • /əkˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-nol-ijd]
    • /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd/

Definitions of acknowledged word

  • adjective acknowledged recognized as being true or existing 3
  • adjective acknowledged recognized, esp in legal form, as having authority, rights, or claims 3
  • adjective acknowledged stated as being received 3
  • adjective acknowledged commonly recognized or accepted 3
  • adjective acknowledged widely recognized; generally accepted: an acknowledged authority on Chinese art. 1
  • verb with object acknowledged to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of: to acknowledge one's mistakes. 1

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Origin of acknowledged

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70; acknowledge + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Acknowledged


acknowledged popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acknowledged usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acknowledged

adj acknowledged

  • confirmed — You use confirmed to describe someone who has a particular habit or belief that they are very unlikely to change.
  • accepted — Accepted ideas are agreed by most people to be correct or reasonable.
  • approved — An approved method or course of action is officially accepted as appropriate in a particular situation.
  • recognized — to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc.: He had changed so much that one could scarcely recognize him.
  • authorized — officially permitted or empowered

adjective acknowledged

  • recognised — to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc.: He had changed so much that one could scarcely recognize him.
  • known — past participle of know1 .
  • accredited — appointed and having official credentials
  • agreed — If people are agreed on something, they have reached a joint decision on it or have the same opinion about it.

adverb acknowledged

  • granted — to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
  • putative — commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.
  • just so — guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations.

Antonyms for acknowledged

verb acknowledged

  • denied — to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • contradicted — to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.
  • declined — to withhold or deny consent to do, enter into or upon, etc.; refuse: He declined to say more about it.
  • disagreed — to fail to agree; differ: The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.

Top questions with acknowledged

  • what political event is acknowledged in this cartoon?
  • what is the meaning of acknowledged?
  • who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged it to be?
  • the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged?

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