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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to admit)
a. reconocer
He acknowledged that he had been negligent.Reconoció que había sido negligente.
b. admitir
She acknowledged that her opponent had won, but she wouldn't acknowledge her loss.Admitió que su contrincante había ganado, pero no iba a admitir su derrota.
2. (to greet)
a. saludar
I saw my ex-girlfriend at the movies, but she didn't acknowledge me.Vi a mi exnovia en el cine, pero no me saludó.
b. responder a
She said hello to the professor, and the professor acknowledged her with a wink.Saludó al profesor, y este le respondió con un guiño.
3. (to thank)
a. agradecer
His mother acknowledged his efforts to help her.Su mamá le agradeció sus esfuerzos por ayudarla.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mistake, debt, truth)
a. reconocer, admitir
to acknowledge (receipt of) a letteracusar recibo de una carta
to acknowledge defeatadmitir una derrota
she didn't acknowledge me or my presenceno me saludó
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acknowledge [əkˈnɒlɪdʒ]
transitive verb
1 (admit) reconocer; [+claim, truth] admitir; [+crime] confesarse culpable de
I acknowledge that ... reconozco que ...; to acknowledge defeat darse por vencido
to acknowledge that sb is superior acknowledge sb as superior reconocer que algn es mejor
to acknowledge sb as leader reconocer a algn como jefe; I acknowledge myself the loser reconozco que he perdido; she acknowledged herself in the wrong reconoció que estaba equivocada
2 (thank for) [+favour, gift] agradecer; dar las gracias por
3 (also acknowledge receipt of) [+letter] acusar recibo de
4 (greet) [+person] saludar; (reply to) [+greeting] contestar a
I smiled at him but he didn't even acknowledge me She never even acknowledged the man who opened the door for her He didn't even acknowledge my presence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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