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

Definitions of acknowledges word

  • verb with object acknowledges to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of: to acknowledge one's mistakes. 1
  • verb with object acknowledges to show or express recognition or realization of: to acknowledge an acquaintance by nodding. 1
  • verb with object acknowledges to recognize the authority, validity, or claims of: The students acknowledged the authority of the student council. 1
  • verb with object acknowledges to show or express appreciation or gratitude for: to acknowledge a favor. 1
  • verb with object acknowledges to indicate or make known the receipt of: to acknowledge a letter. 1
  • verb with object acknowledges to take notice of or reply to: to acknowledge a greeting. 1

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Origin of acknowledges

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
1475-85; acknowleche, apparently either Middle English aknou(en) to recognize (Old English oncnāwan; see a-1, know1) + -leche noun suffix (Old English *-lǣce, by-form of -lac; cf. knowledge, wedlock); or blend of aknouen and knouleche knowledge; then a- was mistaken for ac-

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Parts of speech for Acknowledges


acknowledges popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

acknowledges usage trend in Literature

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