acknowledge,vb.1.  To  recognize  (something)  as  being  factual  or  valid  <  acknowledge  the

federal  court’s  juris-diction>.2.  To  show  that  one  accepts  responsibility  for  <acknowledge

paternity of the child>.3. To make known the receipt of <acknowledged the plaintiff’s letter>.4. To

confirm as genuine before an authorized officer <ac-knowledged before a notary public>. [Cases:

Acknowledgment    1. C.J.S. Acknowledgments §§ 2–4.] 5. (Of a notary public or other officer) to

certify as genuine <the notary acknowledged the genuineness of the signature>. [Blacks Law 8th]