acknowledge (one) as (something)

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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 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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Ought I not to be acknowledged as King of all the collected beasts?' While he was indulging in these proud thoughts, a Lion fell upon him and killed him.
Elizabeth was apparently born between April and June 1520, a year after her brother Henry, who was acknowledged as the King's.
"We have had to struggle for years to try to get what was committed to us (and) acknowledged as being our rights and our benefits.
With write-back caching, a write is written to cache, the I/O is acknowledged as "complete" to the server that issued the write, and some time later, the cached write is written or flushed to disk.
Instead, they took this doctrine to mean that "Judaism could be acknowledged as one of the eclectic cultures composing German Kultur" (39).
Cultural difference of various types are acknowledged as strengths, with all people contributing in their own ways to the good of the community.