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She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
  express recognition of someone or something; or admit something
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acknowledge acknowledged acknowledging acknowledges
Specialized senses include sending an "acknowledgement" (letter or other message) to indicate that something was received and the "acknowledgements" section at the beginning of a book where an author recognizes and thanks other people who helped in creating the book or ideas contained in it.
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  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
  • It is important to acknowledge the work of others in one’s own writing.
  • He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway
  • She acknowledged his complement with a smile

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  • Hatton never acknowledged my reaction.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Well, Sally, I’m in fault, and I acknowledge it;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I force myself to acknowledge Peeta.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • She didn’t even acknowledge my presence.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Pilate neither acknowledged her entrance nor missed a beat.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • they would not acknowledge that there was a death at all.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • At school we were the best of friends; however, at home, we both knew I was not to be acknowledged.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • He saw no fault in the room, he would acknowledge none which they suggested.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • She returned it almost instantly, acknowledging the likeness.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I think it would be acknowledged by the most impartial eye to have many recommendations.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • They would acknowledge publicly that they went against official policy.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Never openly acknowledged what I was, but I think he knew.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He did not acknowledge Aunt Queen, nor did he thank her for the meal.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • As the Circle sat down, the Keeper drew in a deep slow breath, looking around to acknowledge each person.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • "This is the time," she began, looking directly at them, when we acknowledge differences.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • "Well, no, I guess not," Lily acknowledged reluctantly.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • His parents hadn’t even acknowledged each other.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The Committee of Elders stood and was acknowledged by applause.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Nobody quite knew how they made a living, but they did, and they would have created a new social stratum in Maycomb had the rest of the town acknowledged their existence.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Half of them probably are related to me, but they’ve never bothered acknowledging my existence before this.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I don’t want to acknowledge it.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Lindsay tips her head, acknowledging the compliment.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Perhaps acknowledging his wisdom.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • No one will discuss these things again, or even acknowledge having ever discussed them at all, but because of it, invisible bonds have been forged.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Mr. Gompers stroked his bushy moustache, held his arm up to acknowledge the applause.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The man sometimes has a boa constrictor wrapped around his neck, though the snake is never acknowledged, by me or him.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Given her pride, I didn’t think acknowledging them was a good thing, so I strode past the both of them to the mirror.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • He nodded, acknowledging the truth of her words.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Her voice was small, but I could sense her joy in being acknowledged.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I groaned, then raised a hand to acknowledge her, hoping the silence would convey my wish for privacy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • "There was something about her," Clary acknowledged.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But five minutes after acknowledging his wasted potential, Colin Singleton was behind the wheel of his lengthy gray Oldsmobile known as Satan’s Hearse.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "You get used to a lot of things," Mia acknowledges.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She didn’t acknowledge Park in history class, but she never did.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "You know, Private, it’s customary to acknowledge an order from your commanding officer."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • But as far as her parents were concerned, he was the only one who mattered, or the only one they acknowledged or remembered.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Stumbling along next to me was Emma, blood in her hair, and I whispered, "Please, just do what they say," and though she didn’t acknowledge it, I knew she’d heard me.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Emma made frequent and passionate arguments as to why I should stay, none of which acknowledged the life I would be abandoning (however meager it seemed), or how the sudden inexplicable disappearance of their only child might affect my parents, or the stifling suffocation that Emma herself had admitted feeling inside the loop.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • You had to report to the office he shared with Toricella and sign a big log book to acknowledge you had been there.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Walter had decided to acknowledge being a "friend" of Karen.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • George was, in brief, the kind of father every son longs to acknowledge as his own.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "I’m sure they aren’t," I say in mock defense, acknowledging the scenes he is calling up.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It’s like acknowledging that we could become friends.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I don’t acknowledge it.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Adri lifted her chin and finally acknowledged Cinder’s presence by swiping her gaze down Cinder’s filthy boots and cargo pants.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
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