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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acknowledgement mean? 

  The noun ACKNOWLEDGEMENT has 2 senses:

1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
2. a statement acknowledging something or someone

  Familiarity information: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1acknowledgement [BACK TO TOP]


The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


acknowledgement; acknowledgment; recognition

Context examples:

the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work / she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own

Hypernyms ("acknowledgement" is a kind of...):

acceptance (the state of being acceptable and accepted)


acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)

unacknowledged (not recognized or admitted)

Sense 2acknowledgement [BACK TO TOP]


A statement acknowledging something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


acknowledgement; acknowledgment

Context examples:

she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment / the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

Hypernyms ("acknowledgement" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acknowledgement"):

credits (a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film))

admission (an acknowledgment of the truth of something)

declination; regrets (a polite refusal of an invitation)

commiseration; condolence (an expression of sympathy with another's grief)

mea culpa (an acknowledgment of your error or guilt)

apology (an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone)

handclasp; handshake; handshaking; shake (grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract))

aloha; ciao (an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian))

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

farewell; word of farewell (an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting)

receipt (an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made)

thanks (an acknowledgment of appreciation)

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