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American English: /əkˈnɑlədʒ/
British English: /əkˈnɒlɪdʒ/

Translation of acknowledge in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (admit)
    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
    Example sentences
    • The health officer acknowledged that dozens of refugees had fallen sick due to lack of food, medicine, clean water, bedding and sanitation.
    • It is a truth universally acknowledged that American politics runs in generational cycles.
    • At the post-summit press conference he acknowledged that the measures agreed were not a complete answer to the problem of illegal immigration.
    1.2 (recognize)
    hacer mención de
    to acknowledge somebody as something
    reconocer a alguien 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (express appreciation of)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (confirm)
    acusar recibo de
    to acknowledge receipt of something
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2 (indicate recognition of)
    responder a
    Example sentences
    • ‘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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