To be acknown
Acknow Ac*know" ([a^]k*n[=o]"), v. t. [Pref. a- + know; AS. oncn[=a]wan.] 1. To recognize. [Obs.] ``You will not be acknown, sir.'' --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. To acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To be acknown} (often with of or on), to acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

We say of a stubborn body that standeth still in the denying of his fault, This man will not acknowledge his fault, or, He will not be acknown of his fault. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]


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  • Acknow — Ac*know ([a^]k*n[=o] ), v. t. [Pref. a + know; AS. oncn[=a]wan.] 1. To recognize. [Obs.] You will not be acknown, sir. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {To be acknown} (often with of or on),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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