Meaning of “acknowledgment” in the English Dictionary


"acknowledgment" in English

See all translations


also acknowledgement uk /əkˈnɒl.ɪdʒ.mənt/ us /əkˈnɑː.lɪdʒ.mənt/

[ C or U ] the fact of accepting that something is true or right:

All I want is some acknowledgment that his behaviour is unreasonable.

something given to thank someone for what they have done:

We sent her a copy of the book in acknowledgment of her part in its creation.

a letter or email to say that something has been received:

I applied for four jobs, but I've only had one acknowledgment so far.
acknowledgments also acknowledgements [ plural ]

a short text at the beginning or end of a book where the writer names people or other works that have helped in writing the book

(Definition of “acknowledgment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acknowledgment" in American English

See all translations

acknowledgmentnoun [ C/U ]

also acknowledgement us /ɪkˈnɑl·ɪdʒ·mənt, æk-/

the act or fact of accepting the truth or recognizing the existence of something:

[ C ] Her resignation was an acknowledgment of defeat.
[ C ] I applied for a grant and just received an acknowledgment (= letter saying that my letter was received).

(Definition of “acknowledgment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)