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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 (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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in receipt of something

in a state of having received something. (Used in business correspondence.) We are in receipt of your letter of request. When we are in receipt of your check for the full balance, we will mark your bill as paid.
See also: of, receipt
References in classic literature ?
Then she remembered business again, and returned to her receipt.
Ye don't get the letter, young madam, without the receipt.
in the opinion of the bankers) looked the receipt over before they attempted to make use of it, and had given them the necessary warning in good time.
His hands emerged, clutching a great mass of stubs, check-books, and broker's receipts.
Daylight pointed at the heap of receipts and stubs on the table.
Nothing here, in the drawers, but tradesmen's receipts, materials for knitting, and old photographs.
Of course, sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts, same as with Carthey.
The purse'll be sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts.
What will sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts be?
With reference to the Offer Memorandum, Depositary Receipt Holders who accepted the Offer shall receive an amount in cash of EUR 0.
Already, our customers have avoided the use of over 20,000 rolls of receipt paper which could stretch from San Francisco to Perth, Australia nearly 8,000 miles away.
Similarly, the receipt of obstetric and gynecologic care was more common before delivery than after (71% vs.
This ensures added compliance with new accounting regulations and eases the audit process by eliminating potential liabilities associated with receipt handling, routing, filing, retrieval and review.
To help guests keep track of their original receipts, Target offers complimentary receipt holders, which explain the return policy in English and Spanish and provide a convenient place to store receipts.
Returns and exchanges can be made at specially designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, whether customers have a receipt or not.