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amenable; open:
She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.
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).
Contemporary Examples

Caterpillar notched record profits in 2012 and then in early 2013 bludgeoned its unions into accepting a six-year wage freeze.
Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit Daniel Gross January 5, 2014

Given this history of hoaxes, The Sun would have been very cautious about accepting the Hussein photos in 2005.
Did News Corp. Illegally Purchase Saddam Hussein Photos from U.S. Officials? Peter Jukes November 18, 2012

The first step, for a gay man like myself, was accepting my own sexuality as a gift from God, rather than a curse.
Bishop Gene Robinson on His New Book ‘God Believes in Love’ & More David Sessions September 20, 2012

That deadline blew up in their faces when Chen initially claimed American officials had pressured him into accepting a deal.
Chen Guangcheng Tells The Daily Beast, ‘I Still Want to Leave China’ Melinda Liu May 2, 2012

In four different polls in 1938 between 71 percent and 85 percent of the public opposed the U.S. accepting more war refuges.
American Voters Don’t Get Foreign Policy Stuart Stevens July 30, 2014

Historical Examples

accepting this invitation, he inflicted another humiliation upon his brother, and was crowned king of Bohemia in May 1611.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8 Various

“Not at all,” persisted he, accepting as conversation what she meant as a stab.
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson

I dared not hesitate in accepting a post from which such great future results were to be expected.
The World Before Them Susanna Moodie

She refused; she would not give herself the pleasure of accepting.
The Dream Emile Zola

These I demurred to accepting on the terms agreed upon for undamaged coins, and the natives cheerfully agreed to my decision.
The Call Of The South Louis Becke

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

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.


Read Also:

  • Accepting house

    noun a financial institution that guarantees a bill of exchange, as a result of which it can be discounted on more favourable terms Historical Examples The bill will be drawn on a London accepting house, to whom the English merchant is liable for its due payment. International Finance Hartley Withers

  • Acceptingly

    amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.

  • Acceptingness

    amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.

  • Acceptive

    inclined to receive or ; receptive: She was seldom acceptive of my suggestions. reasonably satisfactory; : an acceptive mode of transportation. Historical Examples Furthermore, I am an inceptive candidate and a susceptive candidate, and an acceptive candidate. Through the Outlooking Glass Simeon Strunsky

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