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1‘there was acknowledgement of the need to take new initiatives’
acceptance, admission, granting, allowing, concession, confession, appreciation, recognition, realization, awareness, cognizance, knowledge
approval of, acquiescence in, agreement with, concurrence with, respect for, cooperation with
2‘Travis gave a smile of acknowledgement’
greeting, welcome, salutation, saluting, hailing, address, hello, hallo
recognition, notice, heed, consideration
3‘I sent off the application form but there was no acknowledgement’
answer, reply, response, reaction
4‘their land has been exploited without acknowledgement or compensation’
thanks, gratitude, appreciation, praise, commendation, credit, recognition, regard, respect
expression of appreciation, expression of gratitude, mention, honourable mention, hat tip
a pat on the back, a round of applause
informal bouquets, brownie points
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