Admit, acknowledge , and recognize?
to accept that something is true
[intransitive, transitive] admit (to somebody) (that…) to agree, often unwillingly, that something is true
to admit or to be aware that something exists or is true
all these are from oxfordlearnersdictionaries.
both acknowledge and recognize have the meaning of "admit", so can i say that acknowledge and recognize mean " to agree, often unwillingly, that something is true " ??
when someone is unwilling to agree, the best word is "admit" ?