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acknowledge

verb [T]
 
 
/əkˈnɒlɪdʒ/
ACCEPT to accept that something is true or exists: [+ (that)] He acknowledged that there was a problem.Admitting and confessing
LETTER to tell someone, usually in a letter, that you have received something they sent you: Send a letter acknowledging receipt of his application.Answering and responding
SAY HELLO to let someone know that you have seen them, usually by saying hello: She didn't even acknowledge my presence.Reacting and responding
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