# A new environment in the memoir class

I write my thesis with the memoir class and want to include an Acknowledgment in the same style as the standard abstract from the memoir class. How can this be done?

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You can create a new environment acknowledgments that behaves like abstract but prints Acknowledgments:

\newenvironment{acknowledgments}
{\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgments}\abstract}
{\endabstract}

Example:

\documentclass{memoir}

\newenvironment{acknowledgments}
{\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgments}\abstract}
{\endabstract}

\begin{document}
\begin{abstract}
Some Text
\end{abstract}
\bigskip
\begin{acknowledgments}
Some Text
\end{acknowledgments}
\end{document}

Output:

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