1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

- she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own

Similar word(s): acknowledgement, recognition

Definition categories: state, acceptance

2. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

- the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book

Similar word(s): citation, cite, credit, mention, quotation, reference

Definition categories: communication, annotation, notation, note

3. a statement acknowledging something or someone

- she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment

- the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

Similar word(s): acknowledgement

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance