US: /ækˈnɑɫɪdʒ/
UK: /ɐknˈɒlɪd‍ʒ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

acknowledge /ək'nɔlidʤ/
  • ngoại động từ
    • nhận, thừa nhận, công nhận
      • to acknowledge one's error: nhận là mắc sai lầm
      • to be acknowledged as the best player in the team: được công nhận là cầu thủ xuất sắc nhất trong đội
      • to acknowledge someone's nod: nhìn thấy và đáp lại cái gật đầu của ai
    • báo cho biết đã nhận được
      • to acknowledge a letter; to acknowledge receipt of a letter: báo là đã nhận được thư
    • đền đáp; tỏ lòng biết ơn, cảm tạ
      • to acknowledge someone's service: đền đáp lại sự giúp đỡ của ai
      • to acknowledge someone's kindness: cảm tạ lòng tốt của ai

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 to accept that sth is true: [VN] She refuses to acknowledge the need for reform. + Are you prepared to acknowledge your responsibility? + a generally acknowledged fact + [V that] I did not acknowledge that he had done anything wrong. + [VN to inf] It is generally acknowledged to be true. [also V -ing]
accept status
2 ~ sb/sth (as sth) to accept that sb/sth has a particular authority or status
[VN] The country acknowledged his claim to the throne. + [VN, VN to inf] He is widely acknowledged as the best player in the world. + He is widely acknowledged to be the best player in the world.
reply to letter
3 [VN] to tell sb that you have received sth that they sent to you: All applications will be acknowledged. + Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
smile / wave
4 [VN] to show that you have noticed sb/sth by smiling, waving, etc: I was standing right next to her, but she didn't even acknowledge me. + He waved, acknowledging the applause.
express thanks
5 [VN] to publicly express thanks for help you have been given: I gratefully acknowledge financial support from several local businesses. + He is always ready to acknowledge his debt to his teachers.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 admit, confess, allow, concede, own, recognize, accept, accede, acquiesce; own up to:
We acknowledge that we might have been mistaken. She finally acknowledged my presence by looking up.
2 answer, reply to, respond to, react to:
She couldn't possibly acknowledge personally every letter she receives.

Collocation dictionary

1 admit/recognize


fully | freely, readily | clearly, explicitly | effectively, implicitly, tacitly
The peace settlement effectively acknowledged the country's independence.
| formally, officially | openly, publicly
He acknowledged publicly that he might have made a mistake.
| privately | reluctantly, ruefully


fail to, refuse to | be forced to
Mental illness can exist for years before families are forced to acknowledge the truth.


be generally/universally/widely acknowledged
a truth that is universally acknowledged

3 reply to letter


The company duly acknowledged receipt of the letter.
| hereby
I hereby acknowledge receipt of your letter of 25 July.

Concise English dictionary

+declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
+report the receipt of
+express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
+express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
+accept as legally binding and valid
+accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority