What does acceptance mean?

Definitions for acceptance
ækˈsɛp tənsac·cep·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. credence, acceptance(noun)

    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, espousal(noun)

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

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

  3. acceptance(noun)

    the state of being acceptable and accepted

    "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

  4. acceptance(noun)

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

  5. acceptance, banker's acceptance(noun)

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

  6. toleration, acceptance, sufferance(noun)

    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

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

  7. acceptance(noun)

    the act of taking something that is offered

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

Wiktionary

  1. acceptance(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  2. acceptance(Noun)

    Belief in something; agreement; assent.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  3. acceptance(Noun)

    State of being accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  4. acceptance(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  5. acceptance(Noun)

    The bill of exchange itself when accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  6. acceptance(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  7. acceptance(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  8. acceptance(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  9. acceptance(Noun)

    The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  10. acceptance(Noun)

    A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptance(noun)

    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. Acceptance(noun)

    state of being accepted; acceptableness

  3. Acceptance(noun)

    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. Acceptance(noun)

    the bill itself when accepted

  5. Acceptance(noun)

    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. Acceptance(noun)

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

  7. Acceptance(noun)

    meaning; acceptation

Freebase

  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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How to say acceptance in sign language?

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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. Michael Burrage:

    The Oklahoma state law is clear that the acceptance of the benefits nullifies her appeal.

  2. William James:

    Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Our abstract thoughts regarding matters of fact are rarely always absolute. Confidence in the truth often can be applied in varying degrees of acceptance. In other words, we can accept something as basically true with some lingering doubt.

  4. Eric Sayers:

    When China sees that it can get away with these types of actions with little cost - as they did all through 2015 and 2016 - it only makes it more likely they will keep pressing, china sees its participation in the exercise as a sign of its acceptance among the world's maritime powers but Beijing should not be allowed to militarize this open maritime domain and still be honored as a welcomed member of the maritime community.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Seeing you finally smile at the emptiness, indelible smile on your face. And your terrible laugh in response to any blows and fear that fate grants. She feels powerless over you. You feel the complete absence of fear - this is the acceptance of reality in its true form. 2. The people who created and develop this world: in debt. Sins are debts after death. Sins as a loan taken from a bank of hell. 3. Truth plunges into loneliness. 4. Fate lowered the gun fuse - this is the best lie detector in the world. Take a look at your body, you are only one millimeter away from eternity, her finger on the trigger. Because of problems, your whole life will pass in one second; you will be separated from immortality by only one second. The closer you are to death, the closer you are to the truth that everything in the human world is meaningless because it is temporary. 5. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a record of projection, a person who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 6. On the tombstone of a woman who died alone, because she always rejected, repelled, did not forgive, and broke the hearts of all the guys and men who had once offered themselves to her. Her last words were written on her stone: I have been waiting for the perfect man all my life. 7. Some harden life, while others only spoil. 8. Reality is decomposing and all the ridiculous horrors of reality are visible, since you are in the violent chronosphere, where the quantum genetic transformations of the instincts of despair are in, in the projection of an alternative reality of the ego of power in which everything is programmed for decomposition. 9. The knowledge of world religions is only four keys to a higher form of awareness, they will open the gates to higher worlds; you just need to choose one of these keys in order to evolve. 10. Philosophical poetry Noir jazz saxophone of loneliness in poetic comics of memories, with light eroticism of romance. All filled with philosophical silence and self-talk. An almost finished cigarette, it goes like a thought to the logical conclusion of philosophical poetry, where you are looking for a way out of the prison of reality. You play poker with the fate of someone luck, and someone pass. It rains from sinful tears; it does not make the city more conscientious, but a little cleaner. The city is in a fog of thought, the red lightnings of anger sparkle, in the black clouds of depression and then the cold snow of indifference illuminated by the lifeless light of the curiosity of the gods. Soon a new dawn of thoughts, the black and white reality of pessimism, where in the bright colors of the expressive contrasts of the oppositions, there is only a faint light of conscience and animal instincts of darkness. Throughout the deep darkness suggests that the other world is very close and the door there is always open. Everywhere the harsh gray color of thought, periodically sound melodies of the void of truth. Everything is gray here and only red blood is the color of eternal guilt. Everything can become colored only from self-hypnosis in the bright colors of the illusions of optimism. Reason plunges into the darkness of Gothic despair and only a beloved woman can get out of there. The heart accumulates scars, but it does not stop, it continues to live for the sake of loved ones, for the sake of curiosity. In this cold void of the illusions of materialism, only true love will warm the soul, but not lust, because after an orgasm you feel sad notes of loneliness, filled on the piano of sadness. Lust is the girlfriend of egoism, which is the six of self-deception. Vivid memories are a consolation prize of eternity, unlike life they are eternal - these are prosaic scenes of cinema of karma. Scenes of comedians about heroes and villains, where you were exposed as an antihero, and your tormentors were victims. Here you feel literally every frame of sadism of fate. 11. From cruel blows of reality, a person does not become prettier. 12. From disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening rampant laugh, between fear and rampant angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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