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Would you be kind enough to tel me whether there is a difference between the English verbs “confirm” and “acknowledge”?
1.We confirm our telegram dated the 8 January.
2.We confirm our telephone conversation.
3.We confirm your price and terms of payment.
4.We confirm your figures.
5.We acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2th January.
Thank you for your efforts.
The meaning and uses of both the words are different
Though ‘confirm’ is used in different contexts, its basic meaning is: To make sure some thing is right by checking it again
Examples: The witnesses confirmed the victim's account.
His statement confirmed my doubts.
Other uses: Express recognition of the presence or existence of
She acknowledged his complement with a smile
Administer the rite of confirmation to
The temporary employees were confirmed in service after their probation.
Support a person for a position or to make some thing legal
The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense
Acknowledge: the basic meaning is: to respond, to admit
Examples: We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us.
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.