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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  2. acceptancenoun

    Belief in something; agreement; assent.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  3. acceptancenoun

    State of being accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  5. acceptancenoun

    The bill of exchange itself when accepted.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  7. acceptancenoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  9. acceptancenoun

    The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

  10. acceptancenoun

    A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1574.

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

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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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. Susan Rice:

    What has happened over the last several weeks by virtue of the invitation that was issued by the speaker and the acceptance of it by Prime Minister Netanyahu two weeks in advance of his election is that on both sides there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think ... it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship.

  2. Duria Taqialdin:

    At the start we struggled, firstly with acceptance of the idea (of women's football), and then with the fact that we couldn't even find a pitch to train on, the union gave us a space, not even really a pitch, but we cleaned it up and made it into one. We named it the graveyard, because anyone who came to play us there would lose.

  3. Michael Burrage:

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

  4. Pope Francis:

    There needs to be a united response to the question of migration. We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery, the boats landing daily on the shores of Europe are filled with men and women who need acceptance and assistance.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    There are no diverse cultures in any land, only acceptance and unacceptance.

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