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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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Manousos acknowledged that the computation of the manufacturing deduction creates a circular calculation for purposes of determining the EIE amount as well as for computing other amounts determined as a percentage of taxable income (e.
At present, four states--Louisiana, Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio--allow men to use DNA tests to disprove previously acknowledged paternity.
Shewbridge acknowledged that there are a number of novel and promising initiatives underway that should help improve currency.
Seligman was a principled centrist, who acknowledged the reality of class struggle but strove to bring left and right together.
Gonzales' comments before the House Judiciary Committee marked the first time the administration acknowledged shortcomings with the controversial policy enacted 11 days after the terrorist attacks - automatically closing certain deportation hearings and prohibiting courts from listing the cases on dockets, according to activists.
It is interesting that the Lambeth statement did not endorse violence itself, but merely acknowledged and expressed sympathy for those who felt they had no other choice.
A subsequent request for a copy of the financial report was never acknowledged.
The FBI acknowledged the possible bate-crime link only after pressure was exerted by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
While the article acknowledged the difference between semi-automatics and machine guns, it implied that the former could be converted into the latter so easily that the difference was of little significance.
African American music's debt to minstrelsy is acknowledged in Chapter VII.
Addressing the council's Energy, Commerce and Natural Resources Committee, Deaton acknowledged that leaders of the municipal utility have done too little to reach out to the public, particularly the city's budding network of neighborhood councils.
By an overwhelming majority, the church acknowledged that there are gay and other non-traditional couples in their pews who are living in "life-long committed relationships" characterized by fidelity and monogamy, and that these couples deserve pastoral support.