acknowledge to be right
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. After further investigation, we acknowledge the homeowner to be right—our company did install a faulty pipe.
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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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