the usual or meaning of a word, phrase, etc.
favorable regard; approval.
belief; acceptance as true or valid.
He became a saint—an ascetic in the seventeenth-century acceptation of the word.
Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
In its common, or generally received, acceptation, it implies two things.
The Politician Out-Witted Samuel Low
It is also, in the present acceptation of the word, improper.
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox
It is the negation of contract and the acceptation of status.
Hilaire Belloc C. Creighton Mandell
Their cards of acceptation were shown with triumph by the Germaines; but it was a triumph of short duration.
Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
If it is ‘worthy of all acceptation,’ it is worthy of your acceptation.
Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
In that acceptation, value is usually divided into value-in-use, and value-in-exchange.
Money John P. Jones
The acceptation enabled him to look at the link with more equanimity.
Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
Moreover, he is a true cosmopolite, in every acceptation of the word.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
the accepted meaning, as of a word, phrase, etc
- Accepted masons
See under (def 2b). a member of a widely distributed secret order (Free and Accepted Masons) having for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members. (lowercase) History/Historical. one of a class of skilled stoneworkers of the Middle Ages, possessing secret signs and passwords. a member of a society composed […]
generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory. 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 […]
- Accepted pairing
a technique of advertising in which two or more competing products are compared in such a manner that certain good qualities are conceded but one product is made to appear clearly more beneficial or desirable than its competitors.
a person who is , as for military service.