Ac*know" (#), v. t. [Pref. a- + know; AS. oncnawan.]

1.

To recognize.

[Obs.] "You will not be acknown, sir."

B. Jonson.

2.

To acknowledge; to confess.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

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

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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