(Ac"i*nose` Ac"i*nous) a. [L. acinosus, fr. acinus grapestone.] Consisting of acini, or minute
granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands. Kirwan.
(||Ac"i*nus) n.; pl. Acini [L., grape, grapestone.]
1. (Bot.) (a) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry,
raspberry, etc. (b) A grapestone.
2. (Anat.) One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also,
one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland. Quain.
(||Ac`i*pen"ser) n. [L., the name of a fish.] (Zoöl.) A genus of ganoid fishes, including the
sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See
(Ac"i*ur`gy) n. [Gr. a point + work.] Operative surgery.
(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 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.
(Ac*knowl"edge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acknowledged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Acknowledging ]
[Prob. fr. pref. a- + the verb knowledge. See Knowledge, and cf. Acknow.]
1. To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge
the being of a God.
I acknowledge my transgressions.
Ps. li. 3.
For ends generally acknowledged to be good.
2. To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give
In all thy ways acknowledge Him.
Prov. iii. 6.
By my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee.
3. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a
They his gifts acknowledged none.
4. To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal
form; as, to acknowledgea deed.
Syn. To avow; proclaim; recognize; own; admit; allow; concede; confess. Acknowledge, Recognize.
Acknowledge is opposed to keep back, or conceal, and supposes that something had been previously
known to us (though perhaps not to others) which we now feel bound to lay open or make public. Thus,
a man acknowledges a secret marriage; one who has done wrong acknowledges his fault; and author