acknowledgement noun

ADJ. brief | explicit | tacit | open, public | formal, official | belated | welcome

VERB + ACKNOWLEDGEMENT amount to, be This amounted to an acknowledgement that she had been wrong. | get, receive I wrote to them but never got any acknowledgement. | grunt, nod, wave She merely nodded acknowledgement of his statement.

PREP. in ~ (of) He raised his hand to her in acknowledgement. | ~ from She is still waiting for some acknowledgement from her fellow academics.

PHRASES with due acknowledgement He borrowed from a number of sources, with due acknowledgement.