ac·knowl·edg·ment /ɪkˈnɑlɪʤmənt, æk-/
承認 認可 應答
Ac·knowl·edg·ment, Ac·knowl·edge·ment, n.
1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. “An acknowledgment of fault.”
2. The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness; a statement acknowledging something or someone.
Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip. --Hooker.
3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.
Syn: -- recognition
4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
5. A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.
Acknowledgment money, in some parts of England, a sum paid by copyhold tenants, on the death of their landlords, as an acknowledgment of their new lords.
Syn: -- Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance.
n 1: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged;
"the partners were delighted with the recognition of
their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of
recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to
her own" [syn: recognition, acknowledgement]
2: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a
quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list
several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are
usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article
includes mention of similar clinical cases" [syn: citation,
credit, reference, mention, quotation]
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" [syn: acknowledgement]