Noun Acknowledgment Definition and Examples







Acceptance of the truth or existence of something.
  1. 'One unifying element that ran through all of Kim's teaching was the acknowledgment of the importance of spirit.'
  2. 'Until the Whitlam years, there was little acknowledgment that not all families have two parents.'
  3. 'Meanwhile, none of the said political masters appear to have offered to resign in acknowledgement of their share of responsibility for the creation of the fiasco.'
  4. 'Apologies should be taken automatically as acknowledgement of personal complicity in the crime or dereliction.'
  5. 'His decision to accept the premiership was viewed by his detractors as acknowledgement that a national cabinet post was not in the offing for him.'
  6. 'To talk in an adult way about safe sex, for example, meant frank acknowledgement of the existence of homosexuality and prostitution.'
  7. 'For people like Mr Hill the need to have an apology and an official expression of regret and acknowledgement that they have been wronged was of the greatest psychological importance.'
  8. 'This is not only because of our acknowledgement of, and respect for, the growing population of many practising Buddhists who have made their home in Australia.'
  9. 'On that occasion, by his own acknowledgement, he allowed the situation to get to him and he was beaten.'
  10. 'If similar restrictions on service provision continue, this could constitute implicit acknowledgement of an ‘acceptable level’ of missed malignancy.'
Recognition of the importance or quality of something.
  1. 'Such recognition is an acknowledgment that we commit to diversity the same way we commit to all of our important corporate initiatives.'
  2. 'The guards saluted their acknowledgement to his demands, as Dunixi climbed his way back up to stand beside Yeva.'
  3. 'It was nothing more than a kind gesture, but at that moment Mr. Gore's act represented all that I yearned for - acceptance and acknowledgment.'
  4. 'Sensual and macabre, the drawings celebrate the luminous and tactile quality of fur while provoking acknowledgement of the animal absence in these forms.'
  5. 'In the past 10 years there has been increased acknowledgement of the importance of doctors' communication with patients concerning the diagnosis of cancer.'
  6. 'Tobin described last week's meeting as ‘very productive’, and welcomed the government's acknowledgement of staff concerns.'
  7. 'The missing link in Kay's polemical acknowledgment of the importance of geography in globalization, however, is what constitutes this importance.'
  8. 'In acknowledgement of Fr Hughes's ordination the parish made him a presentation of a two-year-old car.'
  9. 'He argued persuasively for acknowledgement of the importance of studying regional folklore in its social context.'
  10. 'An elementary corollary of that premise was the acknowledgement of the importance of trade as a vehicle of growth.'
  11. 'Smiling his smile of acknowledgment and gratitude, he draped his long overcoat over her shoulders as he set about making the morning meal.'
  12. 'Did they notice my sterling work record and give me the appreciation and acknowledgement I deserve?'
  13. 'There were no thanks, no acknowledgments, just a pointed few words on how the collapse of marriage could bring ruination to society.'
  14. 'Now, not only are you doing most of the work, you are not entitled to any acknowledgement, never mind gratitude, for doing it at all.'
  15. 'The workers were guests of the firm who organised a visit to the illuminations in acknowledgment of their hard work during the year and to mark the coronation.'
  16. 'Thanksgiving and an acknowledgement of debt and gratitude are the first duties which a beneficiary owes to the benefactor.'
  17. 'Wallin, who has already received four honorary degrees and several awards and honours in acknowledgment of her work, will address graduates in applied health sciences and arts.'
  18. 'Everyone likes a bit of recognition or acknowledgement, and a bit of self-esteem was never a bad thing.'
  19. 'It was unanimously decided to give a gratuity to the Captain in acknowledgement of his services.'
  20. 'Tired once more, I sighed and jangled the car keys and nodded to Michael with a mix of acknowledgment and gratitude for taking over.'
  21. 'he touched his hat in acknowledgement'
  22. 'Cadeyrn inclined his head in acknowledgement.'
  23. 'No acknowledgment of my greeting came from Carrie, although her mother waved back.'
  24. 'He nodded in acknowledgement of her apology but said nothing.'
  25. 'The driver nodded in acknowledgement and a further 20 seconds of silence passed before he spoke again.'
  26. 'With no expression of acknowledgment the porter closed the wicket.'
  27. 'She nods in acknowledgement of his words, though knowing he wishes differently.'
  28. 'Not a single flicker of acknowledgement may be granted them when we pass them on the street.'
  29. 'Ryan nodded in acknowledgement, and then proceeded to talk to Kiley about their past Physics class, leaving me to pursue my own train of thoughts.'
  30. 'A few fans called to them, but they gave no acknowledgement of these greetings.'
  31. 'He never entered a carriage but stood on the outside platform, and though he wouldn't wave back, he always bowed in acknowledgement.'
  32. 'I wrote to my councillor a year ago, received an acknowledgement and the promise of reply.'
  33. 'Those who do complain through the facility also get an automatically generated acknowledgement of the complaint and are also given feedback about the action taken.'
  34. 'Needless to say, their answers have been little more than an acknowledgement of receipt.'
  35. 'Having received neither an acknowledgement nor a reply, I conclude that no report exists which can stand public scrutiny.'
  36. 'The coroner has written in acknowledgement, and will report in more detail at a later date.'
  37. 'It happens that it was published on the day I received an acknowledgement of my letter of complaint to the hospital regarding my own case.'
  38. 'She said Commissioner Noel Conroy responded with an acknowledgement that he received her file, but there was no further comment.'
  39. 'To date he has not even received an acknowledgement of his letter.'
  40. 'One supermarket ended up not providing any sponsorship and failed to write an acknowledgement to several letters when it decided to withdraw any funding offer.'
  41. 'But yet her letters never contained any acknowledgement of my letters, and she never addressed anything to me.'
A statement printed at the beginning of a book expressing the author's or publisher's gratitude to others.
  1. 'You write in the book's acknowledgements that ‘a brief sighting’ of Jules Beckman ‘triggered the whole idea’ for the novel.'
  2. 'In the acknowledgements, Das expresses appreciation for his mentor's perspective.'
  3. 'Neither are there any acknowledgments, footnotes or a bibliography - no indication at all of the sources used.'
  4. 'Irritatingly, the author offers no notes and only in his acknowledgements does he point out which survivors he interviewed and what books he drew his narrative from.'
  5. 'For a variety of reasons it has become my custom to mention my former colleague in the acknowledgements for my books.'
  6. 'I didn't have a graduate seminar or a team of colleagues working on phases of the project, but as my five pages of acknowledgements may suggest, I got a lot of help from friends as well as strangers.'
  7. 'The book has a total of 448 pages including notes, bibliography, acknowledgements, photo credits, and the index.'
  8. 'Lloyd finished writing this polemic last October, according to the acknowledgments, and he does briefly concede that the world has moved on from his initial premise.'
  9. 'Besides an expanding list of acknowledgements, however, the first 220 pages of this edition are just as we found them in 1997.'
  10. 'Many people contributed information in several research areas, as noted in the acknowledgements.'
((n.) The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.|--|(n.) The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.|--|(n.) The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks.|--|(n.) Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.|--|(n.) A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.|--|)


1. an act of acknowledging.

2. recognition of the existence or truth of something: the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.

3. an expression of appreciation.

4. a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.

5. Law. a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document. an official certificate of a formal acknowledging. public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.


"There can be acknowledgment forms."
"existences can be acknowledged."
"acknowledgments can be with numbers."
"roles can be acknowledged."
"bears can be acknowledged."
"banters can be acknowledged."
"acknowledgments can be by parties."
"acknowledgments can be by organizations."
"acknowledgments can be by leaders."
"acknowledgments can be to letters."
"acknowledgments can be to conurbations."
"works can be acknowledged."
"truths can be acknowledged."
"transactions can be acknowledged."
"talents can be acknowledged."
"subscriptions can be acknowledged."
"strategies can be acknowledged."
"statuses can be acknowledged."
"services can be acknowledged."
"responsibilities can be acknowledged."

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