Definitions for acceptanceækˈsɛp təns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cept•anceækˈsɛp təns(n.)

  1. the act of taking or receiving something offered.

  2. favorable reception; approval; favor.

  3. the act of assenting or believing:

    acceptance of a theory.

  4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.

  5. a pledge to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due. an order, draft, or bill of exchange that has been accepted.

    Category: Business

Origin of acceptance:

1565–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. credence, acceptance(noun)

    the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

    "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

  2. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal(noun)

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

  3. acceptance(noun)

    the state of being acceptable and accepted

    "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

  4. acceptance(noun)

    (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

  5. acceptance, banker's acceptance(noun)

    banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

  6. toleration, acceptance, sufferance(noun)

    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

    "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

  7. acceptance(noun)

    the act of taking something that is offered

    "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. acceptance(noun)ækˈsɛp təns

    when you accept sth

    an acceptance speech; the acceptance of sth

Wiktionary

  1. acceptance(Noun)

    The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval

    the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.

  2. acceptance(Noun)

    Belief in something; agreement; assent.

  3. acceptance(Noun)

    State of being accepted.

  4. acceptance(Noun)

    An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.

  5. acceptance(Noun)

    The bill of exchange itself when accepted.

  6. acceptance(Noun)

    An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.

  7. acceptance(Noun)

    An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.

  8. acceptance(Noun)

    The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.

  9. acceptance(Noun)

    The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.

  10. acceptance(Noun)

    A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

  11. Origin: * First attested in 1574.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptance(noun)

    the act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc

  2. Acceptance(noun)

    state of being accepted; acceptableness

  3. Acceptance(noun)

    an assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance

  4. Acceptance(noun)

    the bill itself when accepted

  5. Acceptance(noun)

    an agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner

  6. Acceptance(noun)

    an agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law

  7. Acceptance(noun)

    meaning; acceptation

Freebase

  1. Acceptance

    Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. The concept is close in meaning to 'acquiescence', derived from the Latin 'acquiēscere'. Acceptance is fundamental to the core dogma of most Abrahamic religions, the word "Islam" can be translated as "acceptance", "surrender" or "voluntary submission" and Christianity is based upon the "acceptance" of Jesus of Nazareth as the "Christ" and could be compared to some Eastern religious concepts such as Buddhist mindfulness. Religions and psychological treatments often suggest the path of acceptance when a situation is both disliked and unchangeable, or when change may be possible only at great cost or risk. Acceptance may imply only a lack of outward, behavioral attempts at possible change, but the word is also used more specifically for a felt or hypothesized cognitive or emotional state.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3579

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptance' in Nouns Frequency: #1473


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

acceptance(noun)

We have had few acceptances to our invitation.

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