Definition of acknowledged in English:


Line breaks: ac¦know|ledged
Pronunciation: /əkˈnɒlɪdʒd


  • 1Recognized as being good or important: he’s an acknowledged expert in the field an acknowledged comedy genius
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    • An acknowledged Paris expert, she is also the author of the Paris Entry to the Encarta Encylopaedia and contributes to radio, television and magazines.
    • Eccles was, therefore, more than a scientific giant, rightly acknowledged by his Nobel Prize.
    • Much that is included is covered elsewhere (to be fair, this is probably acknowledged by the book's good bibliography).
  • 1.1Accepted as valid or legitimate: Prince Louis’s acknowledged heir
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    • All data obtained from primary/secondary sources should be properly acknowledged.
    • Arbitrariness in land acquisition for the project is a widely acknowledged fact.
    • In the nationalist camp, by contrast, the plight of the Jews was either never acknowledged or even viewed with outright contempt.

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