Humbly the little Indian bowed to the president, acknowledging his authority.
He looked around the room at the five men who had risen to their feet and were acknowledging his authority with varied degrees of respect.
But Bila is stubborn and refuses to acknowledge his father's authority.
In consequence, the local populations acknowledged his authority over themselves.
"I don't acknowledge your authority," the young one replied.
The assembled men refused to acknowledge his authority, insisting they would only follow Allen's lead.
That being so, I acknowledge your authority over me, whatever the law may say.
Even so, he did not do anything to acknowledge the other's authority, neither bowing nor nodding.
As arbiter, he can not move without a complaint from one who acknowledges his authority.
He nodded at her acknowledging his authority at least in this small way.