acknowledge etymology

English word acknowledge comes from English on, Old English knowlechen, Old English cnawan (To know.)

Detailed word origin of acknowledge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
on English (eng) (informal) In the possession of.. (mathematics) Generated by.. (mathematics) Having V^n as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.. (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.. (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.. (obsolete, regional) of. Regularly taking (a drug).. Under the influence of (a drug).. At a given time after the start of something; at.. At [...]
knowlechen Old English (ang)
cnawan Old English (ang) To know.
oncnawan Old English (ang)
acknowledge English (eng) (transitive) To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in. To be grateful of (e.g. a benefit or an favour). To notify receipt, as of a letter.. To own as genuine or valid; to assent to (a legal instrument) to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form.. To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims [...]

Words with the same origin as acknowledge

Descendants of on
acknowledged