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acknowledge the corn

To admit to or acknowledge one's fault, shortcoming, mistake, crime, or naiveté. When they arrested me, I decided I might as well acknowledge the corn and confess to stealing the car. Especially since I was still driving it.
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acknowledge (one) as

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.
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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 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 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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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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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.
See also: acknowledge, of, receipt
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Bader-Saye acknowledges this problem but offers only one suggestion.
If the academy declines to acknowledge this fact, it still has a long way to go.
We finally mastered the ways of business," they say, "and now you're pushing us to acknowledge ideas that the old-boy network calls flaky.
He concludes, unpersuasively in my view, that Seligman's defense of knowledge transcending class loyalties involved a class affiliation that he was loath to acknowledge.
We are pleased to acknowledge the tremendous value that Carmen Bringas brings to our firm," says David Moulton, Principal of Babey Moulton Jue & Booth.
The author acknowledges the role of the aural/oral tradition in the development and perpetuation of jazz but places more stress on the contributions of those who have composed the music.
because it acknowledges the energy and hard work of so many people who worked to re-design our magazine over the past year, making it bigger and better for our readers.
She acknowledges that white officials ``occasionally'' mandated humane treatment of Indians, but that Anglos also imposed ``cultural standards that were unjustifiable by any but the most ethnocentric reckoning.
Lewis adds, "This contract incorporates the full spectrum of records management services and further acknowledges ASRC Management Services as an industry leader.
The Tutsi-led Burundian army rarely acknowledges such incidents.
While the Company acknowledges that it is disputing the previous contract with the Manitoba-based company, it is pleased to announce that the alternate arrangement to settle these judgments in full has successfully eliminated the majority of Titan's debt.
Lowe acknowledges that most companies do not like to admit they use her services, preferring them as a "secret weapon.
The FEIS fully acknowledges the need and benefits of new LNG into the region.
According to Kelton Research Group, the American population acknowledges their need for a day off, particularly as you drill down to Generation Y and X who work some of the longest hours.
Fitch acknowledges that the company's objective is to operate as a private company, however, Fitch anticipates that Cox will remain committed to financial disclosure related to its cable business.