viðurkenna

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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

viðurkenna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative viðurkenndi, supine viðurkennt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to acknowledge syn.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to admit syn.
    Hann mun aldrei viðurkenna að hann hafði rangt fyrir sér.
    He'll never admit to be wrong.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to recognize, to accept syn.
    • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Icelandic, English)
      Það ber að viðurkenna, að hver maður sé jafnborinn til virðingar og réttinda, er eigi verði af honum tekin, og er þetta undirstaða frelsis, réttlætis og friðar i heiminum.
      Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

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