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  Definition of accept
  1. tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband''s little idiosyncracies"
  2. consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
  3. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
  4. react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
  5. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
  6. make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
  7. of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  8. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller''s daughter"; "I won''t have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
  9. admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We''ll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  10. take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  11. be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
Similar Words: live with, swallow, consent, go for, take, have, admit, take on, bear, take over, assume

 

See Also: absorb, take over, bear, assume, adopt, borrow, take up, take in

 

Hyponyms: acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know, espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up, believe, receive, approbate, resign, reconcile, submit, take a bow, respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe, give, agree, settle, contract in, permit, allow, let, countenance, yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under, undertake, take in charge, co-opt, admit, take, take on, welcome, borrow, take over, take up, profess, face the music, carry-the can

 

Grouped Verbs: receive, have, admit, let in, include

 

Derivational Morphology: toleration, acceptance, sufferance, acceptation, word meaning, word sense, credence, adoption, espousal, consent, taker, assumption, laying claim

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: acceptar   Dutch: aanvaarden and ontvangen  
Finnish: hyväksyä and ottaa vastaan   French: accepter and accueillir and prendre sur soi  
German: akzeptieren and annehmen and hinnehmen   Hungarian: elfogadni  
Italian: accettare   Japanese: 受け取る and 受理する and 堪え忍ぶ and 承諾する  
Norwegian: aksepetere and akseptere and motta   Portuguese: aceitar  
Russian: :ru:принять   Spanish: aceptar  
Telugu: అంగీకరించు  
 
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