acknowledge

  vt. 承认

  She refused to acknowledge defeat. 她拒绝承认失败。

  vt. 表示感谢

  We must not fail to acknowledge his services to the town . 我们必须感谢他对本市的贡献。

  vt. 表示认识,向(某人)打招呼 ;告知(信件、礼物)的收到,确认

  acknowledge sb.’s letter 确认收到某人的来信

  vt. 【律】公证

  acknowledge a deed

  公证一项契约

  [难点]

  感谢某人通常不说 acknowledge sb. 常用acknowledge one’s … with … 用…向某人的…致谢

  He acknowledged the applause with a small bow.

  他鞠躬以谢欢呼。

  acknowledge 后接动词的ing形式,不接动词不定式。

  He acknowledged having been frightened. 他承认受惊。

  [词组]

  acknowledge one's defeat

  承认失败

  It is universally acknowledged that... ...

  是大家所公认的

  acknowledge the applause

  谢幕

  acknowledge the corn

  [美俚]承认为事实, 认输, 甘拜下风

  acknowledge the superiority of

  自认不如