Acknowledge and Refuse


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Acknowledge verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Refuse is an antonym for acknowledge in topics: verbally recognize authority, admit truth or reality of something, verbally recognize receipt of something.
Nearby Words: acknowledgment, acknowledgement, acknowledging
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Refuse verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Acknowledge is an antonym for refuse.
Nearby Words: refused, refusal, refusing, refuser
Antonyms for Refuse
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Common collocations

part acknowledge part refuse part
time acknowledge time refuse time
anyone acknowledge anyone refuse anyone
times acknowledge times refuse times

Both words in one sentence

  • It gets muddled after that: some refuse the Legends Trilogy completely while some acknowledge that but refuse the two Second Generation novels.
  • Discontinuity / Live-Action TV Out of those who do acknowledge post-Sorkinism, a large portion refuse to acknowledge Toby's wildly OOC leaking of classified military information, or his subsequent firing.
  • Hate Dumb Similar to the willfully blind in Fan Dumb, the Hate Dumb variety will refuse to acknowledge any potential strengths or possibly even anything that was done correctly.
    Source: Hate Dumb
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Acknowledge & Refuse. N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2021. <>.
Refuse or Acknowledge. 2016. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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