What does it mean to acknowledge something?

    1. ac·knowl·edge/akˈnälij/

       
      Verb:
      1. Accept or admit the existence or truth of.
      2. (of a body of opinion) Recognize the fact or importance or quality of.
       
      Synonyms: admit – recognize – confess – avow – concede – grant
      FROM – Merriam-Webster :
       

      ac·knowl·edge

       verb \ik-ˈnä-lij, ak-\

      ac·knowl·edgedac·knowl·edg·ing
       

      Definition of ACKNOWLEDGE

      transitive verb
      1
      : to recognize the rights, authority, or status of
      2
      : to disclose knowledge of or agreement with
      3
      a : to express gratitude or obligation for <acknowledge a gift>b : to take notice of <failed to acknowledge my greeting>c : to make known the receipt of <acknowledge a letter>
      4
      : to recognize as genuine or valid <acknowledge a debt>
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