Translation of acknowledge in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əkˈnɑːlɪdʒ; əkˈnɒlɪdʒ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (admit) [mistake/failure/fault] admitir, reconocer* I acknowledge that he is the better player admito or reconozco que él es mejor jugador he acknowledged himself beaten admitió su derrota, se dio por vencido
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    • Jane Austen couldn't have been more right: it's a truth universally acknowledged that a young man with sufficient name and money must be in want of a bride!
    • It is a truth universally acknowledged that when two or three pundits gather together to discuss the future of the Edinburgh Festival, they worry.
    • He acknowledged that he had admitted the rapes at court, although he did believe that there was insufficient evidence to gain a conviction had he pleaded not guilty.
    1.2 (recognize) [skill/achievement] reconocer*; [authority/right/claim] reconocer*; [quotations/sources] hacer* mención de to acknowledge sb as sth reconocer* a algn como algo universally acknowledged mundialmente reconocido an acknowledged master/fact un maestro/hecho reconocido she acknowledged her debt to de Beauvoir reconoció su deuda para con de Beauvoir
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    • Ryan acknowledged the importance of quality childcare provision and family support and the influence it had on the life chances of children was becoming more and more evident in society.
    • In the years since its 1988 release, Fisherman's Blues has been acknowledged as an important staging post in the rebirth of folk music.
    • Following his second one-man show in Paris in 1883, Monet began to be acknowledged as the foremost landscape painter of his day.
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    • Shortly thereafter, I received a letter that acknowledged my work ‘on behalf of the commonwealth of God.’
    • Since the release of the film Carter has made a point of acknowledging his gratitude to the Canadian group.
    • It is with much gratitude that Psychiatric Times acknowledges Dr. Moffic for his assistance in planning and reviewing this special report.
    1.3 (express appreciation of) [assistance/services] agradecer*
  • 2 2.1 (confirm) [letter/order] acusar recibo de to acknowledge receipt of sth acusar recibo de algo 2.2 (indicate recognition of) [greeting] responder a; [person] saludar
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    • ‘Rutherford never notices or acknowledges anyone around him,’ Marc pointed out.
    • Whenever I go out, people refuse to acknowledge me if I start talking to them.
    • Craven waved and smiled happily at Ms Markovich, but he refused to acknowledge his mother, who also sat in the public gallery.
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    • They attack the term ‘amnesty’ for implicitly acknowledging the validity of borders.
    • Then Lord Elgin, his family and descendants of the noblemen who acknowledged the king's legitimate enthronement at the time, will dip their family flags in homage to the Bruce.
    • I am heartened that they have acknowledged the validity of our marriage.
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    • The accused had acknowledged receipt of the document and signed the acknowledgement.
    • She received a letter back acknowledging the processing fees and advising that she could now apply for her holiday.
    • That letter was acknowledged by NCIS by letter dated 17th March, received into these offices on 20th March.

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