Definitions for: Acceptation


[n] the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
[n] the accepted meaning of a word
[n] acceptance as true or valid



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac`cep*ta"tion, n.
1. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard;
state of being acceptable. [Obs.]

This is saying worthy of all acceptation. --1 Tim.
i. 15.

Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great
dignity and acceptation with God. --Hooker.

2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood,
or generally received; as, term is to be used according to
its usual acceptation.

My words, in common acceptation, Could never give
this provocation. --Gay.

Synonyms: acceptance, adoption, espousal, word meaning, word sense

See Also: acceptance, approval, approving, blessing, bosom, embrace, sense, signified

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