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What does "Accept" mean?


(a.) Accepted (v. t.) In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption (v. t.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange (v. t.) To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse (v. t.) To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of (v. t.) To receive with favor; to approve (v. t.) To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted

Synonyms bear, have, take, assume, consent, take on, admit, swallow, take over, go for

Example: "Please accept my present" Example: "Accept students for graduate study" Example: "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" Example: "I cannot accept the dogma of this church" Example: "The cow accepted the bull" Example: "People did not accept atonal music at that time" Example: "I cannot accept your invitation" Example: "I'll accept the charges"

Word Family acceptability, acceptable, acceptably, acceptance, acceptances, accepted, accepting, acceptor, acceptors, accepts, unacceptability, unacceptable, unacceptably