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Definitions of accept

  1. be designed to hold or take; " This surface will not take the dye"
  2. 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"
  3. consider or hold as true; " I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; " accept an argument"
  4. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; " The cow accepted the bull"
  5. react favorably to; consider right and proper; " People did not accept atonal music at that time"; " We accept the idea of universal health care"
  6. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; " I cannot accept your invitation"; " I go for this resolution"
  7. make use of or accept for some purpose; " take a risk"; " take an opportunity"
  8. of a deliberative body: receive ( a report) officially, as from a committee
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. To receive with favor; to approve.
  12. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  13. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  14. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
  15. 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.]
  16. Accepted.
  17. To receive with a consenting mind ( something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
  18. To take or receive with approval, as a gift; to agree to, or acquiesce in; to recognize as true; to agree to pay; as, to accept a draft.
  19. To receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: ( B.) to receive with favor.
  20. To receive; admit; agree to pay a bill.
  21. To take when offered; agree to; receive; believe.
  22. To acknowledge ( as valid or as received).
  23. To take what is offered; to receive with favour, or acquiesce; to agree to; to grant; to receive as terms of a contract, & c. To accept a bill of exchange, to subscribe it according to the legal form, and thereby agree to pay the amount when due.
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Usage examples for accept

  1. Art was unable to accept this point of view. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  2. Give me your hand; let us go home; accept my hand, become my wife! – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  3. I accept your words. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. " You don't have to understand it, Miss Betty; you just have to accept and enjoy it," Anthony argued. – The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas by Margaret Vandercook
  5. So you think it is decent to accept money to leave the country to please my enemy? – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  6. Diana, I'm going to accept- what you offer me. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  7. You even refuse to accept the word of the lady, do you? – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  8. I have thought it over carefully and I cannot accept your offer. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  9. He would accept money to go away and say nothing about it. – Mr. Pim Passes By by Alan Alexander Milne
  10. However, I accept the situation. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton
  11. Ten days later France was forced to accept the preliminaries of a treaty which we proposed. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  12. " Not accept her, when she had been hurt? – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  13. To the amazement of his Highness, Olivia made no movement to accept the hand that he offered. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  14. I will put behind me what was dear to me, and I will accept that which is to come. – On Something by H. Belloc
  15. Accept my best wishes. – The Emperor, Part 2, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  16. This house is yours, and you are offering Lucille and me a home in our time of trouble- and I accept. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. We accept with pleasure, of course. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. How could she accept him, even if her heart leaned that way? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  19. Make me that offer, and I accept. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  20. A man might bring himself to accept that kind of pity; but a woman- never! – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
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