1. Verb.  (transitive) To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to '''acknowledge''' the being of a God.
  2. Verb.  To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
  3. Verb.  To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
  4. Verb.  To notify receipt, as of a letter.
  5. Verb.  To own as genuine or valid; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.

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