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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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.