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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?
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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 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.
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So, in a mountain wasting away in landslides we would have gravitational potential energy being converted to kinetic energy, which might actually do some acknowledgeable work, for example, in helping a marmot open a tunnel.
Integration with marketing is not considered as the expected new process is aimed at improving a qualitative characteristic of the product which is not immediately acknowledgeable by the customer (such as, for instance, the taste).
In the vacuum created by that lack, by the absence of an acknowledged or acknowledgeable link, romantic or otherwise (this was a meeting of shames, after all: his shameful deed to my shameful desire for him - shame deflects; it does not bond) - in this vacuum I sat at the partition without actually sitting there.
Our central cultural challenge is to establish in general secular terms a commonly acknowledgeable basis for moral constraints on our actions.
The minister said Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) had always criticized Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) without any acknowledgeable fact.
Replying to a question, he said the government has repealed the corruption system from the institutions through their policies and it is acknowledgeable that there was no scandal of corruption has been found in any institution of the country during this Constitutional tenure of PML-N.
It is acknowledgeable that many people would want to draw our attention to the fact that a democratic northern Sudan would make a better neighbour to our much anticipate and evolving independent state of south Sudan.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid said it is acknowledgeable that the government did not create any obstacle in the way of PTI rallies.