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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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Wilson soon arrived, and, indisposed for business as I was at that moment, and little as I cared for the field or its owner, I forced my attention to the matter in hand, with very creditable determination, and quickly concluded the bargain - perhaps more to the thrifty farmer's satisfaction than he cared to acknowledge.
Indeed what Square had said sunk very deeply into his mind, and the uneasiness which it there created was very visible to the other; though the good man would not acknowledge this, but made a very slight answer, and forcibly drove off the discourse to some other subject.
Lowe acknowledges that most companies do not like to admit they use her services, preferring them as a "secret weapon.
The certification acknowledges outstanding suppliers that have achieved a sustained level of excellence in customer satisfaction.
But the company acknowledges that moving it further south might not be enough to guarantee its acceptance.
DeRoyal has formally retracted its previous assertions that Orthomerica had copied the DeRoyal Ortholign(TM) medical orthosis and acknowledges that Orthomerica had exercised good faith in independently designing its California Soft Spinal System Orthosis.
The settlement acknowledges the validity of the Fargo ribbon sensor patent (US patent #5,755,519 and its Korean counterpart, Korean patent 343602) and acknowledges that Mr.
Fitch acknowledges Archstone's modest use of enterprise leverage, as indicated by the ratios of total debt to undepreciated book capitalization of 43.
KCS also acknowledges receipt from TMM of a notice to terminate a joint-venture agreement between the parties entered into in 1995.
The rating affirmation acknowledges Tanger's success to date in repositioning its portfolio toward a more stable and upscale tenancy base, reflected in the company's improved cash flow and coverage measures.
The court is extremely clear that the display does not violate the constitution and merely acknowledges the role that the Ten Commandments has played in the formation of our nation's heritage and history.
The outlook revision acknowledges the trust's successful integration of the Charles E.
In other news, the company regretfully acknowledges the resignation of Maria Del Los Santos from the board of directors (the "board").
2001 NAMS/Pfizer Women's Health Diversity Award -- Acknowledges work that addresses the importance of women's diversity in achieving optimal health during perimenopause and beyond: Patricia Kaufert, PhD, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, Canada.
Smith acknowledges that the company that produced one of the unapproved varieties in question has continued to challenge the results.