To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
To admit to a place or a group.
“The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.”
To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
“I accept the notion that Christ lived.”
To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
“I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.”
To endure patiently.
“I accept my punishment.”
To agree to pay.
To receive officially.
“to accept the report of a committee”
To receive something willingly.
To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one’s belief in
“to acknowledge the being of a god”
To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
To be grateful of (e.g. a benefit or an favour)
“to acknowledge a favor”
To notify receipt, as of a letter.
“I acknowledge the receipt of your letter.”
To own as genuine or valid; to assent to (a legal instrument) to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form.
accept or admit the existence or truth of
“the plight of the refugees was acknowledged by the authorities”
“the government acknowledged that the tax was unfair”
“‘That’s true,’ she acknowledged”
recognize the importance or quality of
“the hotel is widely acknowledged as one of Cornwall’s finest”
“the art world has begun to acknowledge his genius”
express gratitude for or appreciation of
“he received a letter acknowledging his services”
accept the validity or legitimacy of
“Henry acknowledged Richard as his heir”
show that one has noticed or recognized (someone) by making a gesture or greeting
“she refused to acknowledge my presence”
confirm (receipt of something)
“I should be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter”