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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.

2. (v. t.) To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.

3. (v. t.) To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.

4. (v. t.) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ak-nol'-ej (gignosko): To declare that one recognizes the claims of a person or thing fully established. Both in Old Testament and New Testament expressed by various forms of the word "know" (Proverbs 3:6 Isaiah 61:9 Colossians 2:2 the King James Version). The Psalmist (Psalm 32:5) "acknowledged" his sin, when he told God that he knew the guilt of what he had done. The Corinthians (2 Corinthians 1:14) "acknowledged" Paul and his companions when they formally recognized their claims and authority.

437. anthomologeomai -- to acknowledge fully, confess
... to acknowledge fully, confess. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anthomologeomai
Phonetic Spelling: (anth-om-ol-og-eh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I confess ...
// - 6k

1843. exomologeo -- to agree, confess
... ex-om-ol-og-eh'-o) Short Definition: I consent fully, confess Definition: (a) I
consent fully, agree out and out, (b) I confess, admit, acknowledge (cf. ...
// - 8k

1921. epiginosko -- to know exactly, to recognize
... Word Origin from epi and ginosko Definition to know exactly, to recognize NASB Word
Usage acknowledge (1), ascertain (2), aware (2), find (1), found (2), fully ...
// - 10k

3670. homologeo -- to speak the same, to agree
... agree. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: homologeo Phonetic Spelling:
(hom-ol-og-eh'-o) Short Definition: I confess, profess, acknowledge, praise Definition ...
// - 8k

3858. paradechomai -- to receive, admit
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paradechomai Phonetic Spelling: (par-ad-ekh'-
om-ahee) Short Definition: I receive, accept, acknowledge Definition: I ...
// - 7k

987. blasphemeo -- to slander, hence to speak lightly or profanely ...
... 987 (from , "sluggish, slow" and 5345 , "reputation, fame") -- properly, to acknowledge
good (worthy of respect, veneration); hence, to which moral values. ...
// - 9k

588. apodechomai -- to accept gladly, welcome
... Word Origin from apo and dechomai Definition to accept gladly, welcome NASB Word
Usage acknowledge (1), received (2), welcome (1), welcomed (1), welcoming (2). ...
// - 7k

1740. endoxazomai -- to glorify
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: endoxazomai Phonetic Spelling: (en-dox-ad'-
zo) Short Definition: I glorify Definition: I glorify, acknowledge the glory ...
// - 6k

114. atheteo -- to do away with what has been laid down, set aside
... even "despise"); to cancel, disannul, abrogate (passive, "be set aside" because
perceived to lack value); to disregard, pass over (refuse to acknowledge). ...
// - 8k

3880. paralambano -- to receive from
... o) Short Definition: I take, receive Definition: I take from, receive from, or:
I take to, receive (apparently not used of money), admit, acknowledge; I take ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
5234. nakar -- to regard, recognize
... root Definition to regard, recognize NASB Word Usage able (1), acknowledge (3),
acknowledges (1), discern (1), distinguish (1), distinguishes (1), examine (1 ...
/hebrew/5234.htm - 6k

3045. yada -- to know
... root Definition to know NASB Word Usage ability (1), acknowledge (4), acknowledged
(2), acquaintances (5), acquainted (1), aware (6), becomes known (1), bring ...
/hebrew/3045.htm - 8k

816. asham -- to offend, be guilty
... root Definition to offend, be guilty NASB Word Usage acknowledge their guilt (1),
bear their guilt (1), became guilty (1), become guilty (3), becomes guilty (4 ...
/hebrew/816.htm - 6k


Invitation to the Jews to Acknowledge Christ.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CCXL. Invitation to the Jews to acknowledge Christ.
James Montgomery. Invitation to the Jews to acknowledge Christ. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn ccxl invitation to the.htm

We Acknowledge that the Son and the Spirit are Consubstantial with ...
... A Sectional Confession of Faith. Section XVIII. We acknowledge that the
Son and the Spirit are consubstantial with the Father? ...
/.../section xviii we acknowledge that.htm

Fragment Lii. The Sacred Books Acknowledge with Regard to Christ ...
... Fragment LII. The sacred books acknowledge with regard to Christ, that
as He is the Son of? The [4902] sacred books acknowledge ...
/.../fragments from the lost writings of irenaeus/fragment lii the sacred books.htm

Let the Partakers in Strife Acknowledge their Sins.
... Chapter LI."Let the partakers in strife acknowledge their sins. Let us
therefore implore forgiveness for all those transgressions ...
/.../chapter li let the partakers in.htm

Let the Partakers in Strife Acknowledge their Sins.
... The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians. Chapter LI."Let the Partakers
in Strife Acknowledge Their Sins. Let us therefore ...
/.../keith/the epistles of clement/chapter li let the partakers in.htm

That Although we Acknowledge that we Cannot be Without Sin, yet ...
... Chapter XXI. That although we acknowledge that we cannot be without sin, yet still
we ought not to suspend ourselves from the Lord's Communion. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxi that although we.htm

In what Respect the Pelagians Acknowledge God as the Author of Our ...
... A Treatise on the spirit and the letter, Chapter 14."In What Respect the
Pelagians Acknowledge God as the Author of Our Justification. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 14 in what respect the.htm

We do Not, Therefore, "Acknowledge the Baptism of Heretics...
... Book IV. Chapter 4. " 6. We do not, therefore, "acknowledge the baptism
of heretics? "6. We do not, therefore, "acknowledge ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 4 6 we.htm

We Therefore Acknowledge one True God, the one First Cause...
... A Sectional Confession of Faith. Section XV. We therefore acknowledge one
TRUE God, the one First Cause? We therefore acknowledge ...
/.../section xv we therefore acknowledge.htm

Argument: Although the Heathens Acknowledge their Kings to be ...
... Chapter XXIII."Argument: Although the Heathens Acknowledge Their Kings to Be Mortal,
Yet They Feign that They are Gods Even Against Their Own Will, Not ...
/.../the octavius of minucius felix/chapter xxiii argument although the heathens.htm

Acknowledge (61 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's
belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God. ...ACKNOWLEDGE. ...
/a/acknowledge.htm - 26k

Confess (65 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self;
to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt. ...
/c/confess.htm - 26k

Acknowledged (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Acknowledge. Multi-Version Concordance
Acknowledged (19 Occurrences). Matthew 5:19 Whoever ...
/a/acknowledged.htm - 12k

Disown (18 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; to disavow or deny, as connected
with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author ...
/d/disown.htm - 11k

Anti-christ (4 Occurrences)
... He who disowns the Father and the Son is the anti-Christ. (WEY). 1 John 4:3 and
that no spirit is from God which does not acknowledge this about Jesus. ...
/a/anti-christ.htm - 7k

Avow (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To declare openly; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his
principles or his crimes. 2. (vt) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. ...
/a/avow.htm - 7k

Authority (326 Occurrences)
... "The mere resort to testimony for information beyond our province does not fill
the meaning of `authority'; which we never acknowledge till that which speaks ...
/a/authority.htm - 69k

Trust (201 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or
acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; (KJV WEY WBS). ...
/t/trust.htm - 38k

Either (152 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 1:13 for no other things do we write to you, but what ye either do
read or also acknowledge, and I hope that also unto the end ye shall ...
/e/either.htm - 38k

Recognize (52 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
4. (vt) To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial. ...
/r/recognize.htm - 21k

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Acknowledge: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Acknowledge (61 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:23
and then I will acknowledge to them, that -- I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.

Matthew 10:32
"Every man who acknowledges me before men I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven.
(Root in WEY RSV NIV)

Luke 12:8
"And I tell you that every man who shall have acknowledged me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.
(Root in WEY RSV NIV)

John 9:22
Such was their answer, because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already settled among themselves that if any one should acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, he should be excluded from the synagogue.

Acts 23:8
For the Sadducees maintain that there is no resurrection, and neither angel nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge the existence of both.

Acts 24:3
we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.

Romans 1:28
Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

Romans 7:15
for that which I work, I do not acknowledge; for not what I will, this I practise, but what I hate, this I do.

1 Corinthians 14:37
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.

2 Corinthians 1:13
For we write no other things to you, than what you read or even acknowledge, and I hope you will acknowledge to the end;

2 Corinthians 1:14
as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:7
always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 11:14
for men who acknowledge this make it manifest that they are seeking elsewhere a country of their own.

Hebrews 13:15
Through him, then, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which proclaim allegiance to his name.
(See RSV)

1 John 4:3
and that no spirit is from God which does not acknowledge this about Jesus. Such is the spirit of the anti-Christ; of whose coming you have heard, and it is already in the world.

2 John 1:7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world--men who do not acknowledge Jesus as Christ who has come in human nature. Such a one is 'the deceiver' and 'the anti-Christ.'

3 John 1:9
I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.
(See RSV)

Revelation 3:5
"'In this way he who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments; and I will certainly not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but will acknowledge him in the presence of My Father and His angels.

Revelation 3:9
Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but lie. Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
(See NIV)

Genesis 38:25
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man to whom these belong am I with child; and she said, Acknowledge, I pray thee, whose are this signet, and this lace, and this staff.

Deuteronomy 21:17
but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

Deuteronomy 33:9
who said of his father, and of his mother,'I have not seen him;' Neither did he acknowledge his brothers, Nor did he know his own children: For they have observed your word, and keep your covenant.

1 Kings 2:44
And the king saith unto Shimei, 'Thou hast known all the evil that thy heart hath known, which thou didest to David my father, and Jehovah hath turned back thine evil on thy head,
(See NAS)

1 Kings 8:33
In Thy people Israel being smitten before an enemy, because they sin against Thee, and they have turned back unto Thee, and have confessed Thy name, and prayed, and made supplication unto Thee in this house,
(See RSV)

1 Kings 8:35
In the heavens being restrained, and there is no rain, because they sin against Thee, and they have prayed towards this place, and confessed Thy name, and from their sin turn back, for Thou dost afflict them,
(See RSV)

1 Chronicles 28:9
You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 6:24
And if Thy people Israel is smitten before an enemy, because they sin against Thee, and they have turned back and confessed Thy name, and prayed and made supplication before Thee in this house --
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 6:26
In the heavens being restrained, and there is no rain, because they sin against Thee, and they have prayed towards this place, and confessed Thy name -- from their sin they turn back because Thou dost afflict them --
(See RSV)

Job 40:14
Then I will also admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
(See RSV)

Psalms 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Psalms 51:3
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Psalms 79:6
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you; on the kingdoms that don't call on your name;
(See NIV)

Psalms 87:4
I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me. Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia: "This one was born there."

Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Isaiah 19:21
And the Lord will give the knowledge of himself to Egypt, and the Egyptians will give honour to the Lord in that day; they will give him worship with offerings and meal offerings, and will take an oath to the Lord and give effect to it.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 26:13
O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 29:23
But when they, the children of Jacob, see the work of my hands among them, they will give honour to my name; yes, they will give honour to the Holy One of Jacob, and go in fear of the God of Israel.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 33:13
Hear, you who are far off, what I have done; and, you who are near, acknowledge my might."

Isaiah 45:4
Because of Jacob my servant, and Israel whom I have taken for myself, I have sent for you by name, giving you a name of honour, though you had no knowledge of me.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 59:12
For our evil doings are increased before you, and our sins give witness against us: for our evil doings are with us, and we have knowledge of our sins:
(See NIV)

Isaiah 61:9
Their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which Yahweh has blessed."

Isaiah 63:16
For you are our Father, though Abraham doesn't know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us: you, Yahweh, are our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is your name.

Jeremiah 2:23
How sayest thou, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals? See thy way in the valley, acknowledge what thou hast done a swift dromedary traversing her ways!

Jeremiah 3:13
Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against Yahweh your God, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:3
Their tongues are bent like a bow to send out false words: they have become strong in the land, but not for good faith: they go on from evil to evil, and they have no knowledge of me, says the Lord.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 9:6
There is wrong on wrong, deceit on deceit; they have given up the knowledge of me, says the Lord.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you, and on the families that don't call on your name: for they have devoured Jacob, yes, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.

Jeremiah 24:5
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.

Ezekiel 12:16
But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Daniel 4:25
that you shall be driven from men, and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field, and you shall be made to eat grass as oxen, and shall be wet with the dew of the sky, and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.
(See NIV)

Daniel 4:26
Whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree; your kingdom shall be sure to you, after that you shall have known that the heavens do rule.
(See NIV)

Daniel 4:32
and you shall be driven from men; and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.
(See NIV)

Daniel 11:39
He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god: whoever acknowledges him he will increase with glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price.

Hosea 2:20
I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Hosea 5:4
They give not up their habitual doings, To turn back unto their God, For a spirit of whoredoms 'is' in their midst, And Jehovah they have not known.
(See NIV)

Hosea 5:15
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Hosea 6:3
Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth." Haggai

Hosea 8:2
They cry to me,'My God, we Israel acknowledge you!'

Hosea 13:4
"Yet I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt; and you shall acknowledge no god but me, and besides me there is no savior.



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