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

Definitions of acknowledgment word

  • singular noun acknowledgment An acknowledgment is a statement or action which recognizes that something exists or is true. 3
  • noun plural acknowledgment The acknowledgments in a book are the section in which the author thanks all the people who have helped him or her. 3
  • uncountable noun acknowledgment A gesture of acknowledgment, such as a smile, shows someone that you have seen and recognized them. 3
  • noun acknowledgment the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged 3
  • noun acknowledgment something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc 3
  • noun acknowledgment an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book 3

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Origin of acknowledgment

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1585-95; acknowledge + -ment

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Parts of speech for Acknowledgment


acknowledgment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% 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.

acknowledgment usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acknowledgment

noun acknowledgment

  • confirmation — the act of confirming
  • corroboration — the act of corroborating.
  • admission — Admission is permission given to a person to enter a place, or permission given to a country to enter an organization. Admission is also the act of entering a place.
  • confession — A confession is a signed statement by someone in which they admit that they have committed a particular crime.
  • assent — If someone gives their assent to something that has been suggested, they formally agree to it.

Antonyms for acknowledgment

noun acknowledgment

  • denial — A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.
  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • dissent — to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from): Two of the justices dissented from the majority decision.
  • rejection — the act or process of rejecting.

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