What does acceptance mean?

Definitions for acceptance
ækˈsɛp tənsac·cep·tance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acceptance.

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.

  2. acceptance(Noun)

    Belief in something; agreement; assent.

  3. acceptance(Noun)

    State of being accepted.

  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.

  5. acceptance(Noun)

    The bill of exchange itself when accepted.

  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.

  7. acceptance(Noun)

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

  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.

  9. acceptance(Noun)

    The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.

  10. acceptance(Noun)

    A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

  11. Origin: * 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

How to pronounce acceptance?

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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. Sir Walter Besant:

    Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.

  2. Riki Wilchins:

    Transgender people are still subject to profound discrimination and violence, greater acceptance is really needed, and long overdue.

  3. Unknown:

    Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself. You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior. If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval. Self-esteem is a genuine love of self. Stop all adverse value judging of yourself. Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others. Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse.

  4. Kanye West:

    He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he's got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can't be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community.

  5. James Scott:

    Political correctness is a loaded gun that the individual holds to their own head. Where laws can’t stomp on freedom of speech, automatons rule other automatons via political correctness and social acceptance.

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