Acknowledgment and Disavowal


Acknowledgment noun - An open declaration of something (as a fault or the commission of an offense) about oneself.
Usage example: a surprising acknowledgment that he had been faking his injury in order to scam the insurance company

Disavowal is an antonym for acknowledgment.


Disavowal noun - A refusal to confirm the truth of a statement.
Usage example: the mayor's disavowal of the rumor that a terrorist threat had been received put our minds at rest

Acknowledgment is an antonym for disavowal in topics: rejection, denial.

Nearby Words: disavow, disavowed, disavowing
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