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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Acknowledge

ACKNOWL'EDGE, verb transitive Aknol'edge, [ad and knowledge. See Know.]

1. To own, avow or admit to be true, by a declaration of assent; as to acknowledge the being of a God.

2. To own or notice with particular regard.

In all thy ways acknowledge God. Proverbs 3:6. Isaiah 33:13.

3. To own or confess, as implying a consciousness of guilt.

I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalms 51:3 and 32.

4. To own with assent; to admit or receive with approbation.

He that acknowledgeth the son, hath the father also. 1 John 2:23. 2 Timothy 2:12.

5. To own with gratitude; to own as a benefit; as, to acknowledge a favor, or the receipt of a gift.

Thy his gifts acknowledged not.

6. To own or admit to belong to; as, to acknowledge a son.

7. To receive with respect.

All that see them shall acknowledge that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed. Isaiah 61:9. 1 Corinthians 16:18.

8. To own, avow or assent to an act in a legal form, to give it validity; as, to acknowledge a deed before competent authority.