Accept meaning

ăk-sĕpt
To take payment in the form of.

A store that does not accept checks.

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(medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
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To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly.
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To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
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To endure resignedly or patiently.

Accept one's fate.

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To submit to; be resigned to.

He had to accept defeat.

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To receive officially.

Accept the committee's report.

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To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement.
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To receive favorably; approve.

To accept a theory.

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To believe in.
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To respond to in the affirmative.

To accept an invitation.

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To receive a transplanted organ or tissue without immunological rejection.
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To understand as having a certain meaning.
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To admit as a student, member, etc.
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To agree to take the responsibilities of (a job, office, etc.)
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To receive (a committee report) as satisfactory according to parliamentary procedure.
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(business) To agree, as by a signed promise, to pay.
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(law) To receive with intent to retain and adopt.
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To admit to a group, organization, or place.

Accepted me as a new member of the club.

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To accept something offered.
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The definition of accept means to willingly take, receive or agree to an object or idea.

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.

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To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval.

Accepted a glass of water; accepted their contract.

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To be able to hold (something applied or inserted).

This wood will not accept oil paints.

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To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
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To admit to a place or a group.

The boy scouts were going to accept him as a member.

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To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.

I accept the fact that Christ lived.

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To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
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To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.

I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

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To endure patiently.

I accept my punishment.

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(law, business) To agree to pay.
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To receive officially.

To accept the report of a committee.

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(intransitive) To receive something willingly.

I accept.

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(obsolete) Accepted.
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Origin of accept

  • Middle English accepten from Latin acceptāre frequentative of accipere to receive ad- ad- capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English accepten, from Old French accepter, or directly from Latin accipiō (“receive”), frequentative of accipere, formed from ad- + capiō (“to take”).

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested about 1380.

    From Wiktionary