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. Noam Chomsky:

    There is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to sustain power and privilege, or to believe that we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions that are subject to human will and that must face the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet the test, they can be replaced by other institutions that are more free and more just, as has happened often in the past.

  2. Marco Lodadio:

    At the beginning it was a comparison that I did not accept because we are talking about two different eras and about two athletes with different characteristics.

  3. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    In the negotiations, we will not accept imposition, humiliation and the continuation of sanctions, like all of the days of the history of this revolution, the government desires the support of the people and especially the support of the people of Qom, the seminary and the senior clerics.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    No one can/will dare to make you a mediocre/an inferior person, until you personally/first accept mediocrity/inferiority complex as your fate. So, never ever think/feel/accept to be a mediocre/an inferior person.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The real wisdom is the realzation of the truth that our world is neither perfect nor evolving gradually to perfection over the centuries yet to come. It is what it is, and we must accept it as it is, with its good and bad as well as beauty and ugliness that coexist symbiotically since the dawn of universe.

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