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to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor:
to accept a present; to accept a proposal.
to agree or consent to; accede to:
to accept a treaty; to accept an apology.
to respond or answer affirmatively to:
to accept an invitation.
to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of:
to accept the office of president.
to receive or admit formally, as to a college or club.
to accommodate or reconcile oneself to:
to accept the situation.
to regard as true or sound; believe:
to accept a claim; to accept Catholicism.
to regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
to receive as to meaning; understand.
Commerce. to acknowledge, by signature, as calling for payment, and thus to agree to pay, as a draft.
(in a deliberative body) to receive as an adequate performance of the duty with which an officer or a committee has been charged; receive for further action:
The report of the committee was accepted.
to receive or contain (something attached, inserted, etc.):
This socket won’t accept a three-pronged plug.
to receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without adverse reaction.
Compare (def 7).
to accept an invitation, gift, position, etc. (sometimes followed by of).
verb (mainly transitive)
to take or receive (something offered)
to give an affirmative reply to: to accept an invitation
to take on the responsibilities, duties, etc, of: he accepted office
to tolerate or accommodate oneself to
to consider as true or believe in (a philosophy, theory, etc): I cannot accept your argument
(may take a clause as object) to be willing to grant or believe: you must accept that he lied
to receive with approval or admit, as into a community, group, etc
(commerce) to agree to pay (a bill, draft, shipping document, etc), esp by signing
to receive as adequate, satisfactory, or valid
to receive, take, or hold (something applied, inserted, etc)
(archaic) (intransitive) sometimes foll by of. to take or receive an offer, invitation, etc
v.

late 14c., “to take what is offered,” from Old French accepter (14c.) or directly from Latin acceptare “take or receive willingly,” frequentative of accipere “receive,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + capere “to take” (see capable). Related: Accepted; accepting.

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  • Accept

    to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology. to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation. to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of: to accept the […]

  • Acceptable

    capable or worthy of being . pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome. meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance. capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation. Contemporary Examples Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable. […]



  • Acceptability

    capable or worthy of being . pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome. meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance. capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation. Contemporary Examples And then we want to install a government which has credibility, which has acceptability to the people of Afghanistan. Musharraf on […]

  • Acceptable face

    noun a generally acceptable or favorable side to a viewpoint, action, or person. Examples The political party will have to prop up the most acceptable face of its leader.



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