To disclose (something damaging or inconvenient to oneself); admit.
To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor.
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
To purport is to represent yourself as something you aren't or claim to be something you aren't.
In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title
Hide is defined as to conceal something, oneself, or others.
To hide or conceal.
In a true manner; truly, truthfully, accurately, etc.
To acknowledge defeat in:
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