To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal.
understand (the item) once more; recall or recuperate the knowledge of; view the identity of with something previously understood or perhaps in your brain.
To avow or acknowledge an understanding of, with endorsement or sanction; acknowledge or take formally: since, to identify one as ambassador; to identify a government as an unbiased sovereignty or as a belligerent.
to point your friend with (you) by a salute: as, to pass one without acknowledging him.
To indicate appreciation of: as, to acknowledge merit.
To review; reëxamine; take cognizance of anew.
To acknowledge; acknowledge or confess as an obligation or responsibility.
=Syn. 2–4. Recognize, Acknowledge. The essential distinction between these words is based on the essential difference between letting into your very own understanding (acknowledge) and letting off to other people's understanding (recognize). Thus the contrary of recognize is disown or some kindred word; that of acknowledge is conceal or deny. To acknowledge an obligation and recognize an obligation differ correctly in this way. The preacher can make a person acknowledge, even when he cannot make him acknowledge his need of ethical enhancement. See acknowledge.
in-law, to enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal: as, A. B. recognized in the sum of twenty dollars. In addition spelled recognise.