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A — 1: ἐπιγινώσκω

(Strong's #1921 — Verb — epiginosko — ep-ig-in-oce'-ko )

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: ἐπίγνωσις

(Strong's #1922 — Noun Feminine — epignosis — ip-ig'-no-sis )

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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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Acknowledge'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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