Is it acceptable to write "We acknowledge Dr. AAA for his useful advice" to express gratitude or appreciation?

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It's very formal, but it's a valid use of "acknowledge." A warmer way to say it would be "We gratefully acknowledge Dr. AAA for his useful advice." If you prefer not to make Dr. AAA the direct object, you could say "We gratefully acknowledge Dr. AAA's useful advice."


It is not wrong, but it is more polite to "thank Dr X", or "express gratitude to Dr X.".

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