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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.
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A similar absolutism keeps many liberals from acknowledging that abortion may cause pain to the fetus.
Spike Lee once again takes center stage in the final chapter, "Taking the A-Train: The City, the Train, and Migration in Spike Lee's Clockers," where Massood credits the film maker for acknowledging in his films the historical influence of movement and migration on African American cultural production.
Ancestral memory simply means acknowledging and incorporating a form of consciousness that has roots in a sacred cosmos and psychology that is holistic and multidimensional.
In the 1990s, most people realize it is socially desirable to give lip-service to acknowledging diversity.
E[acute accent]--Acknowledge loyalty - Acknowledging an employee's loyalty to your company can go a long way.
Following a Dexheimer tradition, Noval plans on publicly acknowledging three musicians for the years they have been playing and to acknowledge them for the big band era stars they had played for.
That affirmation, I firmly believe, was the first step in the healing process,--knowing and acknowledging that I had suffered a loss of a loved one, my little girl whom I had loved and dreamt about.
Many of these employees felt that affidavits acknowledging paternity were often signed in the flush of excitement over the birth of a child, and some even expressed concerns that a mother's new boyfriend might acknowledge paternity knowing that he was not the father, "out of kindness, pity or foolishness.
Without actually mentioning gay men or lesbians, the church sidestepped the question of same-sex marriage and released a statement acknowledging that many unmarried church members are "living in other lifelong, committed relationships.
Shewbridge said that TEI is on the record acknowledging that abusive products are being developed and sold.
Walker recognizes the African American and Native American strands of her ancestry, but has more difficulty acknowledging the white blood in her veins, the blood of her great-great-grandfather who raped an eleven-year-old slave - Walker's great-great-grandmother.
Acknowledging local conditions, designing stores & product mixes to maximize sales is a relatively new strategy embraced by retailers designed to address the challenge of presenting the customer with a consistent shopping experience, whilst providing the right core and specialist products to appeal to the widest possible cross section consumers.
and Turkey are covering up a historical wrong and sending an immoral message by not acknowledging it as a genocide.
Ottawa--By a vote of 153-68 the House of Commons on April 21, 2004, passed a Bloc Quebecois motion acknowledging the brutal treatment of Armenians by the Turks in the Ottoman Empire as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.
For some people, acknowledging porn is tantamount to admitting loneliness.