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[ak-nol-ijd] /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd/
widely recognized; generally accepted:
an acknowledged authority on Chinese art.
Origin of acknowledged
1760-70; acknowledge + -ed2
Related forms
[ak-nol-ijd-lee, -i-jid-] /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒd li, -ɪ dʒɪd-/ (Show IPA),
self-acknowledged, adjective
unacknowledged, adjective
well-acknowledged, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was the artist and the self-acknowledged arbiter of good taste, the monitor of the proper way.

    The Way of Decision M. C. Pease
  • I was by no means as yet a self-acknowledged wooer, and we discussed love in its lighter phases through the medium of literature.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He stood with lips sealed, partly by surprise at the question, and partly by self-acknowledged ignorance of the answer.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall
  • In the old days this was a slouchy, somewhat slovenly dressed individual of a self-acknowledged independence.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • She had become a self-acknowledged toady, a spineless sycophant, and for what?

    The Fighting Shepherdess
    Caroline Lockhart

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