Acknowledge (-ment) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Acknowledge (-ment)

[ A-1,Verb,G1921, epiginosko ]
signifies
(a) to know thoroughly" (epi, "intensive," ginosko, "to know");
(b) "to recognize a thing to be what it really is, to acknowledge," 1 Corinthians 14:37 (RV, "take knowledge of"); 1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 1:13-14. See KNOW, KNOWLEDGE, PERCEIVE.

Note: In 1 John 2:23, "acknowledgeth" translates the verb homologeo, "to confess," RV, "confesseth."

[ B-1,Noun,G1922, epignosis ]
akin to A, "full, or thorough knowledge, discernment, recognition," is translated "acknowledging" in the AV of 2 Timothy 2:25; Titus 1:1; Philemon 1:6 (in all three, RV, "knowledge," properly, "thorough knowledge"). In Colossians 2:2, AV, "acknowledgement," RV, "that they may know" (i.e., "unto the full knowledge"). See KNOWLEDGE.

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