What does accept mean?

Definitions for accept
ækˈsɛptac·cept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accept(verb)

    consider or hold as true

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

  2. 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"

  3. accept, consent, go for(verb)

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

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

  4. accept(verb)

    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 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"

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. accept, take(verb)

    be designed to hold or take

    "This surface will not take the dye"

  9. accept(verb)

    receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

  10. take, accept(verb)

    make use of or accept for some purpose

    "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

  11. accept(verb)

    be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

    "The cow accepted the bull"

Wiktionary

  1. accept(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  2. accept(Verb)

    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. accept(Verb)

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

    I accept the fact that Christ lived.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  4. accept(Verb)

    To receive as adequate or satisfactory.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  5. accept(Verb)

    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. accept(Verb)

    To endure patiently.

    I accept my punishment.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  7. accept(Verb)

    To agree to pay.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  8. accept(Verb)

    To receive officially

    to accept the report of a committee.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  9. accept(Verb)

    To receive something willingly.

    I accept.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

  10. accept(Adjective)

    Accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accept(verb)

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

  2. Accept(verb)

    to receive with favor; to approve

  3. Accept(verb)

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

  4. Accept(verb)

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

  5. Accept(verb)

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

  6. Accept(verb)

    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. Accept(adj)

    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

How to pronounce accept?

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How to say accept in sign language?

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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. Nicholas McGeehan:

    Putting in place a two-tier labor system, which is what they are talking about, is not much of a legacy, i don't think it's something that we should accept.

  2. Robert E. Lee:

    We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.

  3. Ferdinand Marcos:

    Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.

  4. Shawn Engbrecht:

    You have to accept the fact that you are living perpetually in limbo and you adapt and the key to that is to not let anything really rattle you. You can be packed to go to the oil fields in Northern Alberta, Canada and you get on the Gulf Stream and they say ‘surprise we are going to Singapore…’ and you just accept and the key to that is to not worry about the little stuff and stay focused on the mission.

  5. Wahid Mayar:

    The suffering of mental illness in Afghanistan is a silent war. If peace comes then we will have to accept the new normal, but currently we are in a phase of tremendous uncertainty, the prospect of peace brings hope and anxiety. We wonder can peace ever come to embrace us, to calm our minds.

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