Today’s Word: acknowledge

December 17, 2017 =========

☆  acknowledge  受け入れる


Acknowledge is the formal word to say that you accept or admit that a fact or situation is true. Similar words are accept, admit, confess, profess, recognize. Here are some examples on how to use it:

My coworker refused to acknowledge that there was a problem.
She wouldn’t look at me, and didn’t acknowledge what I said.
He did well in his exams, forcing his teachers to acknowledge his talents and hard work.
It is important to acknowledge the issues without taking them personally.
Users need to acknowledge that this is not professional advice and is not intended to replace medical advice.

As you can see, these are mostly formal situations. You can use it in everyday English too, but it is less common.