The definition of accept means to willingly take, receive or agree to an object or idea.(verb)
1. An example of to accept an item is to take a gift given as a thank you for a favor. 2. An example of to accept an idea is to agree to follow the rules of a particular religion.
See accept in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME accepten < OFr accepter < L acceptare < pp. stem of accipere < ad-, to + capere, to take: see have
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verb ac·cept·ed, ac·cept·ing, ac·cepts verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English accepten
Origin: , from Latin acceptāre
Origin: , frequentative of accipere, to receive
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
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