The difference between Acknowledge and Admit

When used as verbs, acknowledge means to admit the knowledge of, whereas admit means to allow to enter.

check bellow for the other definitions of Acknowledge and Admit

  1. Acknowledge as a verb (transitive):

    To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in


    "to acknowledge the being of a god"

  2. Acknowledge as a verb:

    To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.

  3. Acknowledge as a verb:

    To be grateful of (e.g. a benefit or an favour)


    "to acknowledge a favor"

  4. Acknowledge as a verb:

    To notify receipt, as of a letter.


    "I acknowledge the receipt of your letter."

  5. Acknowledge as a verb:

    To own as genuine or valid; to assent to (a legal instrument) to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form.

  1. Admit as a verb (transitive):

    To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, into the mind, or into consideration; to receive; to take.


    "A ticket admits one into a playhouse."

    "They were admitted into his house."

    "to admit a serious thought into the mind"

    "to admit evidence in the trial of a cause"

  2. Admit as a verb (transitive):

    To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.


    "to admit an attorney to practice law"

    "the prisoner was admitted to bail"

  3. Admit as a verb (transitive):

    To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny


    "the argument or fact is admitted"

    "he admitted his guilt"

    "she admitted taking drugs'' / ''she admitted to taking drugs"

    "synonyms: own up confess"

  4. Admit as a verb (transitive):

    To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.


    "the words do not admit such a construction."

  5. Admit as a verb (intransitive):

    To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ ).


    "circumstances do not admit of this"

    "the text does not admit of this interpretation"

  6. Admit as a verb (transitive):

    To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.

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