What does Accept mean?
Definitions for Accept
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Accept.
consider or hold as true
"I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
accept, take, haveverb
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 forverb
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 onverb
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, assumeverb
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, swallowverb
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.
Etymology: * First attested about 1380.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: accipio, Lat. accepter, Fr.
Neither do ye kindle fire on my altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand, Malachi, i. 10.
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but, in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Acts, x. 34, 35.
You have been graciously pleased to accept this tender of my duty. John Dryden, Fables. Dedication to his.
Charm by accepting, by submitting sway,
Yet have your humour most when you obey. Alexander Pope.
His promise Palamon accepts, but pray’d
To keep it better than the first he made. John Dryden, Fables.
He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons. Job, xiii. 10.
I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me. Genesis, xxxii. 20.
ACCEPT is a non-governmental organization that advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Romania. It is based in Bucharest and also acts as the Romanian representative at ILGA-Europe. The organisation also advocates on behalf of individuals with HIV-AIDS and carries out several programs to encourage safe sex. ACCEPT was founded in 1996. At the time, the Article 200 from the Romanian legislation was in effect, which criminalised same-sex relationships and contributed to human rights violations, including police abuse against LGBT people. The main aim of ACCEPT, early in its history, was to lobby and campaign against this piece of legislation. ACCEPT had a decisive position in the repeal of Article 200 in 2001. Its role is recognized by everyone fighting for equality of LGBTs, including the European institutions, as it was awarded the 1999 EGALITE Prize in the European Commission, being also nominated for the Sakharov Prize of the same year by the European Parliament.Since 2004, ACCEPT has also been the organizer of GayFest (known today as Bucharest Pride), the yearly Romanian gay pride festival (complete with a pride march on its closing day). The first pride march took place in 2005. During 2005–2006, ACCEPT has published two periodical publications: Inklusiv, a bimonthly LGBT magazine, and ENOLA, a magazine designed for lesbians and bisexual women. Both were distributed throughout Romania (Inklusiv was free). Since 24 March 2008, the organization has also run "INFO ACCEPT", a hotline for LGBT support issues such as coming out, overcoming discrimination or questions regarding sexual orientation.
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.]
We do accept the universal truth that we are all a united humanity and universe working in unity and partnership to achieve optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all on planet earth.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
To resonate as true.
She did not accept the way things were being said as she knew the truth was important so she spoke it with humility.
Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020
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Accept vs. Except -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Accept and Except.
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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
Examples of Accept in a Sentence
We cannot accept such obvious inequalities in positions of power anymore.
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. ... Freedom and slavery are mental states. Therefore, the first thing to say to yourself: 'I shall no longer accept the role of a slave. I shall not obey orders as such but shall disobey them when they are in conflict with my conscience'.
We would be expanding our imports to Argentina when they won't accept anything from us.
He’s been awesome, he’s got a great attitude and works hard. I’ve said it many times including in the dressing room, we’re not a top-heavy line-up. We’ve got to spread it out and have everybody accept their role and then go from there.
You will get when you deserve, not when you desire! So Accept Life and Live in the NOW!
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Translations for Accept
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- قبل, يقبل, قبولArabic
- 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, accueillir, AcceptezFrench
- 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, aksepetere, akseptererNorwegian
- 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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