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acknowledge the corn

To admit to or acknowledge one's fault, shortcoming, mistake, crime, or naiveté. When they arrested me, I decided I might as well acknowledge the corn and confess to stealing the car. Especially since I was still driving it.
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acknowledge (one) as

To publicly announce or accept that one possesses certain qualities or has attained a specific achievement or result. All she wanted was for her old boss to finally acknowledge her as the new director of the organization. The dissidents refused to acknowledge the new leader as legitimate.
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acknowledge (one) to be right

To publicly announce or accept that one is correct in some position, action, or statement. After a lengthy interview with investigators, the suspect acknowledged the witness to be right. The finance department acknowledged Henry to be right about the accounting error.
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acknowledge (the) receipt of

To recognize, often formally, that something has been received, usually an item that has been delivered. Jason signed a form to acknowledge the receipt of the letter. Did you get a notification acknowledging receipt of your package?
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt

acknowledge someone as something

to agree or announce publicly that a person holds a particular office or station, or that a person has particular qualities. She found it difficult to acknowledge herself as a failure.
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acknowledge someone to be right

to admit or state that someone is correct about something. Bill said that the car was useless, and the mechanic acknowledged him to be right.
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acknowledge something as something

to agree or announce publicly that something is as previously stated. The president acknowledged the statement as the truth.
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acknowledge (the) receipt of something

to report receiving something, such as a package, letter, or notice. The company acknowledged receipt of the merchandise I returned.
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt
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He acknowledges that "we have not always been sensitive to the particular needs of students with a same-sex orientation.
It thus acknowledges that in-house tax professionals represent a distinct category of tax professionals for whom rules appropriate to their function must be fashioned.
5 It allows the offending party to acknowledge shame and remorse.
TNA: The key dangerous assertion of the court ruling appears to be the claim that "the state may not acknowledge the sovereignty of the Judeo-Christian God and attribute to that God our religious freedom.
He himself is an award recipient of the Ken Phillips Award and clearly represents the loyalty and excellence that they wanted to acknowledge.
This process of negation with regard to indigenous identity runs deep in our history," acknowledges Xochitl Galvez Ruiz, a cabinet minister and head of Mexico's Office for the Development of Indigenous Peoples.
In those instances where they might acknowledge the same, there would still remain the challenge of affirming a strong kinship in the face of doctrinal differences.
We also wish to acknowledge and thank our supplement advertisers and contributors whose presence resulted in the publication of this special report.
Unlearning any of the isms requires that we acknowledge our prejudices and stereotypes and then move forward.
management must acknowledge its responsibility to present the company's financial statements fairly, and it must affirm the truthfulness of the information it provides to the auditor during the examination.
While I think she overstates it, I'd be among the first to acknowledge that it's a question well worth asking.
Following a Dexheimer tradition, Noval plans on publicly acknowledging three musicians for the years they have been playing and to acknowledge them for the big band era stars they had played for.
I know that no one in that hospital or abortuary is going to acknowledge the humanity of her child, because in Canada today our humanity is dependent upon whether or not we are wanted.
But surely that's setting the bar too low: One could acknowledge the evils of slavery and lynching and still be a racist.
These blessings acknowledge a sanctification, which the church has discerned to exist already, and which the community affirms to be authentic.