accept

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[Ac*ceptĀ·]

Please accept ("favorably receive") our apologies, but you're just going to have to accept ("put up with") the fact that this verb has almost a dozen different meanings.

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To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

Verb
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"

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consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

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be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"

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react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"

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give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

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make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

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of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

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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"

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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"

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take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

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be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"


v. t.
To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

v. t.
To receive with favor; to approve.

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

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

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To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.

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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.]

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Accepted.


Accept

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.
To accept of ransom for my son.
She accepted of a treat.
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.

Accept

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

To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

Accepted.

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Usage Examples

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.

Accept business only at a price permitting thoroughness. Then do a thorough job, regardless of cost to us.

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to.

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.

After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question.

Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.

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