What does accept mean?

Definitions for accept
ækˈsɛptac·cept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptverb

    consider or hold as true

    "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

  2. 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"

  3. accept, consent, go forverb

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

  4. acceptverb

    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. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. accept, takeverb

    be designed to hold or take

    "This surface will not take the dye"

  9. acceptverb

    receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

  10. take, acceptverb

    make use of or accept for some purpose

    "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

  11. acceptverb

    be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

    "The cow accepted the bull"

Wiktionary

  1. acceptverb

    To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  2. acceptverb

    To admit to a place or a group.

    The boy scouts were going to accept him as a member.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  3. acceptverb

    To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.

    I accept the fact that Christ lived.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  4. acceptverb

    To receive as adequate or satisfactory.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  5. acceptverb

    To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.

    I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  6. acceptverb

    To endure patiently.

    I accept my punishment.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  7. acceptverb

    To agree to pay.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  8. acceptverb

    To receive officially

    to accept the report of a committee.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  9. acceptverb

    To receive something willingly.

    I accept.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  10. acceptadjective

    Accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptverb

    to receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of

  2. Acceptverb

    to receive with favor; to approve

  3. Acceptverb

    to receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse

  4. Acceptverb

    to take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?

  5. Acceptverb

    to receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange

  6. Acceptverb

    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.]

  7. Acceptadjective

    accepted

Freebase

  1. Accept

    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

  1. Accept

    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. acceptāreaccipĕre, acceptumad, to, capĕre, to take.]

Editors Contribution

  1. accept

    To agree.

    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  
  2. accept

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1089

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Written Corpus Frequency: #858

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accept' in Verbs Frequency: #112

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accept in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of accept in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A "Win-Win" Situation is the one where we give cheerfully to the Society as much as we can, and also accept gracefully whatsoever the Society offers to us. Interestingly, the givers gets richer by giving, and they also see their names carved on hearts and minds (rather than only on tombstones) in such win-win situations. Remember: Doing nothing for others = Undoing of yourselves.

  2. Ben Friedman:

    There are two reasons Gitmo is so hard to close. One is the military justice system for the inmates has been a fiasco, which has ground on without resolving all the cases, second, there is a political refusal to accept that closure means releasing the unconvicted somewhere, repatriating others, and moving some inmates to U.S. prisons.

  3. Dimitris Spiridis:

    I want Europe if it can, and I know it can, to accept these families from Syria, a place that has been destroyed, and for these families to be reconnected with their relatives.

  4. Lori Day:

    I'm not upset that my daughter, now 23, has rejected my 'liberal' views that accept capitalism in any form, apparently, I'm not radical enough for her, and that's OK by me!

  5. Jessica Vaughan:

    This is a serious problem that has been festering for years, but is getting worse as countries realize that they can get away with just refusing to accept back their citizens who are criminals, what is equally frustrating is that the Obama administration has continuously refused to use the tools that Congress has provided and the leverage that we have with many of the recalcitrant countries, even as the roster of victims from these criminal aliens grows longer every month.

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