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.

  2. acceptverb

    To admit to a place or a group.

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

  3. acceptverb

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

    I accept the fact that Christ lived.

  4. acceptverb

    To receive as adequate or satisfactory.

  5. acceptverb

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

    I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

  6. acceptverb

    To endure patiently.

    I accept my punishment.

  7. acceptverb

    To agree to pay.

  8. acceptverb

    To receive officially

    to accept the report of a committee.

  9. acceptverb

    To receive something willingly.

    I accept.

  10. acceptadjective

    Accepted.

  11. Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACCEPTverb

    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.

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. Guy Hiernaux:

    We will probably be in touch Monday or Tuesday to discuss things further, i think he will accept the test because it will be confidential so there is no reason to not do it.

  2. Jay Sekulow:

    But I will tell you this, I ’m not concerned about the President of the United States responding, if we decide to accept the proposition of responding to written questions, responding to questions about Russia and interference with the election.

  3. Neela Ghoshal:

    There is a disconnect between what is needed in terms of public health policy and what the government is willing to accept in terms of decriminalization.

  4. Peter Altmaier:

    Otherwise we'll have to accept that a large part of the added value will be produced in Asia or the United States, instead of here with us.

  5. The Argentinian-born pope:

    It's hunger, hunger that makes us accept what they give us.

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