French translation of 'acknowledge'
1. (= admit) [fact, problem, legitimacy] reconnaître
to acknowledge sb as sth reconnaître qn comme qch
He is widely acknowledged as an excellent goalkeeper. Il est largement reconnu comme un excellent gardien de but.
to acknowledge that ... reconnaître que ...
2. (= show appreciation, recognition of) [applause, cheering, compliments, kindness] saluer en réponse à
3. [person] adresser un regard à qn
He never even bothered to acknowledge her. Il n’a jamais pris la peine même de lui adresser un regard.
4. [letter, parcel] (by replying) accuser réception de
They sent me a postcard acknowledging my application. Ils m’ont envoyé une carte accusant réception de ma candidature.
to acknowledge receipt of sth accuser réception de qch
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Example Sentences Including 'acknowledge'
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I raised my arms in the bathroom mirror, as if to acknowledge the applause.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
He acknowledged the letter swiftly.CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)
Regulation must acknowledge this and make sure that these people are not taken advantage of by big companies.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Also, ask her to persuade her boyfriend to sign a letter acknowledging that the money is hers.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But I do accept... and acknowledge that perceptions can be different from reality.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
By signing the application form you acknowledge that you accept all of the terms and conditions of this offer.The Sun (2012)
By signing the application form, you acknowledge that you accept all the terms and conditions.The Sun (2011)
In his letter acknowledging my congratulations on his appointment he expressed the fear that I might think up some defence.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Then make sure you acknowledge and address these.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Vulnerability is to be hidden, not acknowledged and accepted.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
By signing the application form you acknowledge you accept all Terms & Conditions of this offer.The Sun (2011)
You also need to have acknowledged and accepted the part you played in the disagreement.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His letter acknowledged that some schools had'substantial difficulties' in raising and maintaining attainment because students lacked confidence.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I acknowledge that and accept it.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I hope he now he takes a bow, acknowledges his well-earned applause and strides proudly offstage.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Ofgem is supposed to be, as this letter acknowledges, independent.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The letter acknowledges the latitude he has been granted, but records his wish to return to writing.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We call on the government to acknowledge this and make smaller families and balanced migration explicit goals.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We have apologised to her if there is any way in which we have offended her but she won't acknowledge our letters either.The Sun (2013)
We often act out of fear until we accept and acknowledge our feelings and realise that love is unlimited and can not be taken away or divided.Ten Keys to Loving Relationships (1994)
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British English: acknowledge VERB
If you acknowledge a fact or a situation, you accept or admit that it is true or that it exists.
He acknowledged that he was wrong.
Translation of acknowledge from the Collins English to French Dictionary