Definitions for: Accept


[v] tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies"
[v] consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
[v] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
[v] react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
[v] give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
[v] make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
[v] of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
[v] receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
[v] admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
[v] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
[v] be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*cept", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accepted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Accepting.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of
accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.]
1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as,
to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

If you accept them, then their worth is great.
--Shak.

To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton.

She accepted of a treat. --Addison.

2. To receive with favor; to approve.

The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.

Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii.
20.

3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these
words to be accepted?

5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to
accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.

6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty
imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This
makes it the property of the body, and the question is
then on its adoption.]

To accept a bill (Law), to agree (on the part of the
drawee) to pay it when due.

To accept service (Law), to agree that a writ or process
shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not
been.

To accept the person (Eccl.), to show favoritism. ``God
accepteth no man's person.'' --Gal. ii. 6.

Syn: To receive; take; admit. See Receive.


Ac*cept", a.
Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: consent, go for, live with, swallow, take, take

Antonyms: decline, decline, pass up, refuse, refuse, reject, reject, turn down

See Also: abide, abide by, absorb, accept, acknowledge, acquire, admit, adopt, adopt, affirm, agree, approbate, assume, be, bear, bear, believe, borrow, brook, buckle under, contract in, co-opt, embrace, endure, espouse, face the music, get, give, give in, have, honor, honor, honour, honour, judge, know, knuckle under, observe, put up, react, receive, receive, recognise, recognize, reconcile, resign, respect, respond, settle, stand, stomach, submit, succumb, suffer, support, sweep up, take a bow, take in, take in charge, take on, take over, take up, tolerate, undertake, welcome, yield

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