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.

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. Anne Libera:

    There's a lot more judgment and a lot less acceptance, there's the segment that's afraid of laughing, the segment afraid of being offended and another segment that's afraid of other people being offended.

  2. Elena Anciro:

    When lupus affected my brain function, I finally realized that acceptance and openness was the key to recovery and sustained health.

  3. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    It would be appropriate to create a structure among OIC countries which would strengthen and institutionalize cooperation against terror and other crimes, with this in mind, our proposal for the establishment of an OIC police cooperation and coordination center based in Istanbul found acceptance.

  4. Zaman Ali:

    Human ideologies are based on human believe and acceptance of one ideology by all human is not possible as long as each human could find answers about his existence by his own mind.”

  5. 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.

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