What does acceptance mean?

Definitions for acceptance
ækˈsɛp tənsac·cep·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. credence, acceptancenoun

    the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

    "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

  2. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalnoun

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

  3. acceptancenoun

    the state of being acceptable and accepted

    "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

  4. acceptancenoun

    (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

  5. acceptance, banker's acceptancenoun

    banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

  6. toleration, acceptance, sufferancenoun

    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

    "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

  7. acceptancenoun

    the act of taking something that is offered

    "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

Wiktionary

  1. acceptancenoun

    The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval

    the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.

  2. acceptancenoun

    Belief in something; agreement; assent.

  3. acceptancenoun

    State of being accepted.

  4. acceptancenoun

    An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.

  5. acceptancenoun

    The bill of exchange itself when accepted.

  6. acceptancenoun

    An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.

  7. acceptancenoun

    An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.

  8. acceptancenoun

    The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.

  9. acceptancenoun

    The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.

  10. acceptancenoun

    A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

  11. Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Acceptance

    in law. The receiving of a rent, whereby the giver binds himself, for ever, to allow a former fact done by another, whether it be in itself good or not. John Cowell

  2. Acceptancenoun

    Etymology: acceptance, Fr.

    By that acceptance of his sovereignty, they also accepted of his laws; why then should any other laws be now used amongst them? Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    If he tells us his noble deeds, we must also tell him our noble acceptance of them. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Some men cannot be fools with so good acceptance as others. Robert South, Sermons.

    Thus I imbolden’d spake, and freedom us’d
    Permissive, and acceptance found. Par. Lost, b. viii. l. 435.

    That pleasure is man’s chiefest good, because indeed it is the perception of good that is properly pleasure, is an assertion most certainly true, though, under the common acceptance of it, not only false but odious: for, according to this, pleasure and sensuality pass for terms equivalent; and therefore he, who takes it in this sense, alters the subject of the discourse. South.

Wikipedia

  1. Acceptance

    Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it or protest it. The concept is close in meaning to acquiescence, derived from the Latin acquiēscere (to find rest in).

ChatGPT

  1. acceptance

    Acceptance is the act or process of recognizing, approving, or allowing something. It can also refer to the willingness to tolerate or accommodate a circumstance, situation, or thing without attempting to change it or protest. In psychology, acceptance refers to an individual's agreement to the reality of a situation or condition without attempting to change it or protest against it. In contract law, it describes the agreement of an offer, resulting in a contract.

  2. acceptance

    Acceptance refers to the act of receiving, agreeing with, or approving something or someone. It is the recognition and willingness to respect and acknowledge differences, beliefs, or circumstances. Acceptance can also refer to the belief or acceptance that a statement or proposition is valid or factually correct. In the context of a legal contract, acceptance is the consent to its terms.

  3. acceptance

    Acceptance is the act or process of consenting to, recognizing, or agreeing with something, such as an idea, proposal, or condition. It can also refer to the approval, favor, or positive reception towards something or someone. In the context of psychology, acceptance refers to the acknowledgement and tolerance of one's own or others' feelings, experiences, or reality without any attempt to change or deny them.

  4. acceptance

    Acceptance is the action or process of being received as adequate, suitable, or valid, often requiring approval or consenting to certain conditions. It can also refer to the positive reception or belief in something or someone, as well as the willingness to tolerate or embrace different situations, beliefs, or behaviors.

  5. acceptance

    Acceptance is a term referring to the act of agreeing, approving, or receiving something willingly, often in referenced to an idea, proposal, condition or situation. It also refers to an affirmative response or positive action showing consent or recognition. In psychology, it conveys embracing reality and acknowledging personal experiences without attempting to change or deny them. In social context, acceptance often denotes respect and tolerance towards differences, including diverse backgrounds or perspectives.

  6. acceptance

    Acceptance is the act of agreeing with, acknowledging, or receiving something such as a proposal, concept, condition, or situation, usually in a positive or satisfactory manner. It can also refer to the state of being recognized and welcomed, or of tolerating or understanding different viewpoints, standards, or beliefs.

  7. acceptance

    Acceptance is the action of consenting or agreeing to something, receiving or undertaking something offered, or acknowledging and tolerating different opinions, behaviors or realities. It can also refer to the feeling of being welcomed or included. It's a psychological state describing a person's assent to the reality of a situation or condition without attempting to change it, protest or escape. In legal context, it can refer to the agreement by the person receiving an offer to the terms of the offer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptancenoun

    the act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc

  2. Acceptancenoun

    state of being accepted; acceptableness

  3. Acceptancenoun

    an assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance

  4. Acceptancenoun

    the bill itself when accepted

  5. Acceptancenoun

    an agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner

  6. Acceptancenoun

    an agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law

  7. Acceptancenoun

    meaning; acceptation

Wikidata

  1. Acceptance

    Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. The concept is close in meaning to 'acquiescence', derived from the Latin 'acquiēscere'. Acceptance is fundamental to the core dogma of most Abrahamic religions, the word "Islam" can be translated as "acceptance", "surrender" or "voluntary submission" and Christianity is based upon the "acceptance" of Jesus of Nazareth as the "Christ" and could be compared to some Eastern religious concepts such as Buddhist mindfulness. Religions and psychological treatments often suggest the path of acceptance when a situation is both disliked and unchangeable, or when change may be possible only at great cost or risk. Acceptance may imply only a lack of outward, behavioral attempts at possible change, but the word is also used more specifically for a felt or hypothesized cognitive or emotional state.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3579

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptance' in Nouns Frequency: #1473

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of acceptance in a Sentence

  1. Jiri Ovcacek:

    Our country simply cannot afford to risk terrorist attacks like what occurred in France and Germany. By accepting migrants we would create fertile ground for barbaric attacks, the president does not agree with any acceptance of migrants in the Czech territory.

  2. Deutsche Wohnen:

    Vonovia has waived the minimum acceptance threshold and all other closing conditions of its takeover offer to the shareholders of Deutsche Wohnen.

  3. Kara Richardson Whitely:

    The third one, while it wasn't as glorious and easy as the first one, it was the most moving and life changing because of the fact that I used the hike to understand why over the years I was so unkind to myself with weight, it was about self acceptance; it was about knowing what I've been through and my past.

  4. George Floyd:

    The New York Times's 1619 Project -- so named for the year that the Human Rights First slaves were transported to America -- wants you to believe Secretary Pompeo country was founded for human bondage. They want you to believe America's institutions continue to reflect the country's acceptance of slavery at Secretary Pompeo founding, they want you to believe Marxist ideology that America is only the oppressors and the oppressed. The Chinese Communist Party must be gleeful when they see The New York Times spout their ideology.

  5. Gary Zukav:

    Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

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