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Vocabulary: acknowledge - recognise or deny
People are often asked or led to "recognise something or someone/ to admit something", or on the contrary to wish "to deny an assertion", always doing it very politely, of course...
I) RECOGNISE/ ACKNOWLEDGE...
To recognise somebody/ something *
To acknowledge stg/ that
In acknowledgement of
In recognition of
|To admit stg to sb||To confess stg to sb|
|To confess stg/ to own up to stg||A confession/ an admission|
|On his own admission||To concede stg/ that|
* to recognise / to recognize is necessary when physical criteria are used to identify someone (or something) previously seen.
II) TO DENY...
|To deny stg||A denial|
|To issue an official denial||To contest stg|
|To refute stg||A refutation|
|To contradict sb||Contradictory|
III) A FEW EXPRESSIONS :
- I must confess that...
- I will admit that...
- I don't dispute that..
- It is all right by me.
- It cannot be denied that...
- You can't possibly believe that...
- I grant you that./ I give you that...
There you are! Few words and expressions and they're quite easy to remember, this time. It shouldn't be difficult for you to get 100%... Go for it!
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