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acknowledgeverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈnɑl·ɪdʒ, æk-/
to accept the truth or recognize the existence of something: The president acknowledged his mistake in not vetoing the tax bill. He’s acknowledged as a leader in the Latino community. fml Please acknowledge receipt of this letter (= tell us when you receive it).
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acknowledgeverb [T]

uk   /əkˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/  us   /əkˈnɑː.lɪdʒ/
C1 to accept, admit, or recognize something, or the truth or existence of something: [+ -ing verb] She acknowledged having been at fault. [+ that] She acknowledged that she had been at fault. You must acknowledge the truth of her argument. Historians generally acknowledge her as a genius in her field. [+ obj + to infinitive ] She is usually acknowledged to be one of our best artists. They refused to acknowledge (= to recognize officially) the new government. He didn't even acknowledge my presence (= show that he had seen me). The government won't even acknowledge the existence of the problem.
C1 to tell someone, usually in a letter or email, that you have received something they sent you: Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

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"acknowledge" in Business English

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acknowledgeverb [T]

uk   us   /əkˈnɒlɪdʒ/ COMMUNICATIONS
to let someone know that you have received something that they sent to you: acknowledge receipt of sth Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
(Definition of acknowledge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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