Ac*know"\, v. t. [Pref. a- + know; AS. oncn[=a]wan.]

1. To recognize. [Obs.] "You will not be acknown, sir." --B. Jonson.

2. To acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

To be acknown (often with of or on), to acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.]

We say of a stubborn body that standeth still in the denying of his fault, This man will not acknowledge his fault, or, He will not be acknown of his fault. --Sir T. More.
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