Definition of acknowledged in English:



  • 1Recognized as being good or important.

    ‘he's an acknowledged expert in the field’
    ‘an acknowledged comedy genius’
    • ‘Despite being the acknowledged leader of contemporary German realism Leibl had a greater reputation in France where he regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon.’
    • ‘An acknowledged Paris expert, she is also the author of the Paris Entry to the Encarta Encylopaedia and contributes to radio, television and magazines.’
    • ‘These paintings clearly have precedence in date to the first abstracts of such acknowledged pioneers as Dove, Kandinsky, and Kupka.’
    • ‘She is the sport's acknowledged New Zealand expert in terms of statistics, records and champions.’
    • ‘She is recognised for her holistic commitment to an architectural vision through teaching and practice, as well her acknowledged expertise in areas such as the work of Alvar Aalto.’
    • ‘Crowd scenes were always important in early cinema and Capra is an acknowledged master of this form of narrative technique.’
    • ‘The acknowledged master of chiaroscuro was, of course, Rembrandt.’
    • ‘Suspense, of which Hitchcock remains the acknowledged master, is merely the form of cinema that focuses most self-consciously on this general truth of cinematic experience.’
    • ‘Joe Donnelly's greatest love is twentieth-century design and the decorative arts, on which he is an acknowledged authority.’
    • ‘At the same time, rising prices for the generally acknowledged masters have placed them well beyond the range of the casual buyer.’
    1. 1.1 Admitted or accepted as true, valid, or legitimate.
      ‘Prince Louis's acknowledged heir’
      • ‘The Ramblers Association is the acknowledged representative of all walkers in Great Britain - urban and rural, energetic and slow, old and young.’
      • ‘As handsets improve and wireless data networks grow faster, it's a generally acknowledged fact that the market for mobile gaming will grow to become massive before the end of the decade.’
      • ‘This is abundantly declared in their official documents and by their acknowledged representatives.’
      • ‘A law was passed in 1911 to make Charlotte Prince Louis' acknowledged heir and a member of the royal family.’
      • ‘Coverage of gender equality and equity issues is an important and integral part of the media's acknowledged role as a watchdog of society.’
      • ‘It is an acknowledged fact that parents, especially mothers, play a very important role in a dancer's life.’
      • ‘Significantly lower antibiotic use by walk-in centres may reflect acknowledged difficulties identifying patients who will benefit from antibiotics.’
      • ‘Arbitrariness in land acquisition for the project is a widely acknowledged fact.’
      • ‘To help with paperwork, grading, and simple communication among teachers and students, computers have an acknowledged place.’
      • ‘Many top Russian officials have publicly acknowledged roles in private or state-run businesses.’