ac·knowl·edge vt -edged, -edg·ing1: to indicate recognition and acceptance ofthe power of taxation in the general and state governments is acknowledged to be concurrent — McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819)2 a: to show by word or act that one has knowledge of and accepts responsibility for (a duty, obligation, or indebtedness)b: to admit paternity ofwill acknowledge the child as his compare filiate3: to make known to a sender or giver the receipt of (what has been sent or given) or the fact of (one's having received what has been sent or given)acknowledge receipt of a letter4: to recognize as genuine so as to give validity: avow or admit in legal formthe execution of any such power of attorney shall be acknowledged before one of the officers — U.S. Code
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
admit, affirm, ascribe, assert, asseverate, attest to, avow, bear witness, certify, depone, depose, disclose, endorse, express, implicate oneself, state, swear
accede, agree, answer, be responsive, concur, ratify, rejoin, remark, reply, signify assent
admit, admit a right, admit the charge, concede, confess, confirm, defer to, recognize, recognize authority of, testify, yield
associated concepts: acknowledge a document, acknowledge the signatures on a will
abide, accede (concede), accept (recognize), admit (concede), agree (comply), allow (authorize), answer (reply), appreciate (comprehend), assent, avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), betray (disclose), certify (approve), certify (attest), comply, concede, concur (agree), confess, confirm, correspond (communicate), corroborate, defer (yield in judgment), disclose, grant (concede), hear (give attention to), keep (fulfill), note (notice), notice (observe), posit, prescriptive, profess (avow), reply, respond, return (respond), reveal, sign, subscribe (sign), uphold, vouch, witness (attest to)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To admit or confirm; to accept responsibility.n.acknowledgement
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1) To admit something, whether bad, good, or indifferent.2) To state to a notary public or other officer (such as a county clerk) that a document bearing your signature was actually signed by you. (See also: acknowledgment)Category: Business, LLCs & CorporationsCategory: Small Claims Court & LawsuitsCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of AttorneyCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
v.1) generally to admit something, whether bad, good or indifferent.2) to verify to a notary public or other officer (such as a County Clerk) that the signer executed (wrote, signed) the document like a deed, lease, or power of attorney, to make it certified as legal and suitable for recording.See also: acknowledgment
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.