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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 ?
What will sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts be?
For, I really had not been myself since the receipt of the letter; it had so bewildered me ensuing on the hurry of the morning.
If that be so," said Panza, "I renounce henceforth the government of the promised island, and desire nothing more in payment of my many and faithful services than that your worship give me the receipt of this supreme liquor, for I am persuaded it will be worth more than two reals an ounce anywhere, and I want no more to pass the rest of my life in ease and honour; but it remains to be told if it costs much to make it.
The haste with which he came to our releif so soon after the receipt of our Note, spoke so greatly in his favour that I hesitated not to pronounce him at first sight, a tender and simpathetic Freind.
One fine day, this magnanimous old gentleman was agreeably surprised at the receipt of the following letter:-
Vernon declares that he never saw deeper distress than hers, on the receipt of the letter; and is his judgment inferior to mine?
So do come at once on receipt of this, and find the welcome I am waiting to give you.
We know diseases of stoppings, and suffocations, are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not much otherwise in the mind; you may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flowers of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart, but a true friend; to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession.
The circumstances amid which he had left Tess were such that though, while on the south of the Equator and just in receipt of her loving epistle, it had seemed the easiest thing in the world to rush back into her arms the moment he chose to forgive her, now that he had arrived it was not so easy as it had seemed.
I can hardly imagine any occurrence which could have given me more genuine satisfaction than the receipt of this draft.
He filled the girls' albums with verses and music, and having at last sent Dolokhov the whole forty-three thousand rubles and received his receipt, he left at the end of November, without taking leave of any of his acquaintances, to overtake his regiment which was already in Poland.
Come in, then, and I'll give you a receipt for him.
Wingrave," he said, "you will give me my receipt for those shares for fifty-seven thousand six hundred dollars.
What dud he do ot Voloparaiso but land sux hundred fathom o' chain cable an' take never a receipt from the lighter-mon.
It was reported on good authority that he was in receipt of one of the largest incomes derived from the practice of medicine in modern times.