the act of ; acceptance.
a willingness to or receive; receptiveness.
you know i have no fresh first devotion to offer you, i have not even a heart swept and garnished for your acceptancy.
miss hildreth, volume 2 of 3 augusta de gr-sse stevens
willingly or readily or receiving; receptive. historical examples where there is either no intrinsic value, or no acceptant capacity, there is no effectual value; that is to say, no wealth. unto this last and other essays on political economy john ruskin he awoke in the morning, acceptant of what he had done in the night. […]
the usual or meaning of a word, phrase, etc. favorable regard; approval. belief; acceptance as true or valid. historical examples 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, […]
- Accepted masons
see under (def 2b). a member of a widely distributed secret order (free and accepted masons) having for its object mutual -ssistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members. (lowercase) history/historical. one of a cl-ss of skilled stoneworkers of the middle ages, possessing secret signs and p-sswords. a member of a society composed […]
- 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 compet-tors.
a person who is , as for military service.