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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 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 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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References in classic literature ?
Convinced that I could not be mistaken in my conjecture I instantly sprang from the Carriage I had just entered, and following the Venerable Stranger into the Room he had been shewn to, I threw myself on my knees before him and besought him to acknowledge me as his Grand Child.