Acknowledge and Deny


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Acknowledge verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: finally had to acknowledge that she'd outgrown her favorite jacket

Deny is an antonym for acknowledge in topics: admit, reply to, verbally recognize authority, admit truth or reality of something.
Nearby Words: acknowledgment, acknowledgement, acknowledging
Antonyms for Acknowledge


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Deny verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: the congressman denied all charges of wrongdoing

Acknowledge is an antonym for deny in topics: contradict, admit, disagree.
Nearby Words: denial, denied, denying, deniable
Antonyms for Deny
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Common collocations

love acknowledge love deny love
attraction acknowledge attraction deny attraction
connection acknowledge connection deny connection
power acknowledge power deny power
Other nouns: part, truth, relationship, presence, possibility, time, fact, use, reality, victory, existence, feelings, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / In & Out Peter forced him to acknowledge rather than deny what he was realizing.
  • But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father." (Matthew 10:32-33, NAB) And: "I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
  • It is also about Girls Love, although it's mostly hidden in subtext: Kawaguchi and Morishita don't kiss or openly announce their relationship, and the former is still reluctant to acknowledge her feelings, but she doesn't deny it either, and there's a plenty of hugging and tender touches.
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