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acknowledge (one) as (something)

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.
See also: acknowledge, right, to

acknowledge (the) receipt of (something)

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?
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt
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On February 5, 2003, the month before the invasion, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell told the UN Security Council that Iraq's denials of its reputed ties with al-Qaeda were "simply not credible." However, 10 months after the invasion, Powell acknowledged during a January 8, 2004 press conference: "There is not--you know, I have not seen smoking-gun, concrete evidence about the connection, but I think the possibility of such connections did exist and it was prudent to consider them at the time we did."
Hicks acknowledged that new rules intentionally require a greater return to the party contributing intangibles to a CSA.
Ultimately, the purpose of all prevention and intervention efforts is to promote good health and well-being among participants; a secondary and perhaps only indirectly acknowledged goal for many programs is to teach and reinforce predominant U.S.
Paulson clearly acknowledged the distastefulness of his remarks and took full responsibility for having made them.
Both Chagas and Carini later acknowledged their errors and the validity of the Delanoes' conclusion.
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During a teleconference late last year involving four healthcare organizations, David Schulke, executive vice-president of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), acknowledged that budget restraints will prevent QIOs from providing direct assistance to all facilities that request it.
Many of the other gaijin software people interviewed mentioned that while their ideas were not openly acknowledged, just as often they would find them incorporated, without attribution into the company's planning model.
Both the Osaka District Court and the Osaka High Court rejected the request, saying since a person whose paternity is acknowledged after birth can still acquire Japanese nationality through naturalization, the distinction made in the cases of illegitimate children is logical and constitutional.
Alex Pappadopoulos (C) Professor Holiday realized that a comment like the one he had made must be acknowledged as a mistake and be publicly retracted in front of his class.
Examiners of worker's accident compensation liability insurance in Osaka have acknowledged that a 21-year-old man died from overwork 52 days after being hired as a part-time worker at a magazine company, the bereaved family's proxy said Wednesday.
They acknowledged, however, that new laws should not interfere with normal business transactions.
Gay people have acknowledged their own diversity for years, if only in the cheerfully seething way we put each other down.
The community leader acknowledged the entrepreneur in a public venue by pointing him out to the audience and highlighting his success.
And if they haven't acknowledged in their own lives this problem with alcohol, how can they lead us, the community at large, to take on and challenge this problem?