acknowledge

Verb
  1. Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of (synset 200818972)
    "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
  2. Report the receipt of (synset 200894219)
    "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
  3. Express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with (synset 201060995)
    "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
  4. Express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for (synset 200893988)
    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  5. Accept as legally binding and valid (synset 200742454)
    "acknowledge the deed"
  6. Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority (synset 200594278)
    "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"

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