consider or hold as true
"I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
accept, take, have(verb)
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"
accept, consent, go for(verb)
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
"I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
react favorably to; consider right and proper
"People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
accept, admit, take, take on(verb)
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"
bear, take over, accept, assume(verb)
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
"I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
accept, live with, swallow(verb)
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 idiosyncrasies"
be designed to hold or take
"This surface will not take the dye"
receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
make use of or accept for some purpose
"take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
"The cow accepted the bull"
To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
To admit to a place or a group.
The boy scouts were going to accept him as a member.
To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
I accept the fact that Christ lived.
To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
To endure patiently.
I accept my punishment.
To agree to pay.
To receive officially
to accept the report of a committee.
To receive something willingly.
Origin: * First attested about 1380.
to receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of
to receive with favor; to approve
to receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse
to take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
to receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange
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.]
Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can be traced back to the late 1960s. The band played an important role in the development of speed metal, being part of the German heavy metal scene, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Following their disbandment in 1997 and short-lived reunion in 2005, Accept reunited again in 2009 with former T.T. Quick frontman Mark Tornillo replacing Dirkschneider and released their two highest charting albums to date, Blood of the Nations and Stalingrad. They have sold over 17 million albums worldwide.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-sept′, v.t. to receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: (B.) to receive with favour.—adj. Acceptable (ak-sept′a-bl, or ak′sept-a-bl), to be accepted: pleasing: agreeable.—ns. Accept′ableness, Acceptabil′ity, quality of being acceptable.—adv. Accept′ably.—ns. Accept′ance, a favourable reception: an agreeing to terms: an accepted bill; Accept′ancy, willingness to receive; Accept′ant, one who accepts—also adj.; Acceptā′tion, a kind reception: the received meaning of a word; Accept′er, Accept′or, one who accepts. [L. acceptāre—accipĕre, acceptum—ad, to, capĕre, to take.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1089
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Written Corpus Frequency: #858
Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Verbs Frequency: #112
The numerical value of accept in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of accept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
His family says they can accept anything if it is the truth, what they can’t accept is a rush to judgment based on facts that aren’t plausible.
Croatia asked us to accept 5,000 migrants per day, but Austria told us they can accept at maximum 1,500, we cannot accept unlimited numbers of migrants if we know that they cannot continue their journey.
We don't accept that South Africa has to remain on the edge of civilization. That we don't accept, that's the old colonial way of thinking, for South Africa and Africa (this could be) the next great economic growth story.
I accept that Kendall Jenner is a Republican and wish Kendall Jenner happiness, even if I can't understand it, i'll accept Bruce Jenner's choice to live how Kendall Jenner wants much easier than leftists will accept Kendall Jenner politics.
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- قبل, يقبلArabic
- прымаць, прыняцьBelarusian
- съгласявам се, разбирам, понасям, акцептирам, приемамBulgarian
- acceptarCatalan, Valencian
- akceptovat, přijmout, přijímatCzech
- annehmen, hinnehmen, abnehmen, auf sich nehmen, empfangen, akzeptieren, zusagen, kaufenGerman
- قبول کردن, پذیرفتنPersian
- hyväksyä, ottaa vastaan, vastaanottaaFinnish
- accepter, prendre sur soi, accueillirFrench
- स्वीकार करनाHindi
- elfogad, beleegyezikHungarian
- accettare, ammettereItalian
- 堪え忍ぶ, 同意, 受け取る, 承諾, 受理, 賛成, 受ける, 引き受ける, 受け入れる, 賛同Japanese
- ទទួល, ព្រមទទួលKhmer
- 찬동하다, 찬성하다, 받아들이다Korean
- scisco, accipio, habeoLatin
- acceptéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- прими, примаMacedonian
- ခံ, ယူBurmese
- aannemen, accepteren, aanvaarden, ondergaan, ontvangenDutch
- motta, ta imot, akseptere, godta, aksepetereNorwegian
- przyjąć, przyjmowaćPolish
- uynikuy, añikuy, añiy, huñiy, uyniyQuechua
- принимать, принять, согласиться, соглашатьсяRussian
- примити, primitiSerbo-Croatian
- prijať, prijímaťSlovak
- godta, acceptera, uthärda, mottaSwedish
- ยอมรับ, รับThai
- tanggapin, sang-ayunan, tiisinTagalog
- kabul etmekTurkish
- приймати, прийнятиUkrainian
- chấp nhận, nhậnVietnamese
- lensumön, lüsumönVolapük
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