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Definitions of accept

  1.   react favorably to; consider right and proper; " People did not accept atonal music at that time"; " We accept the idea of universal health care"
  2.   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.
  3.   be designed to hold or take; " This surface will not take the dye"
  4.   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"
  5.   To agree to pay, as a draft.
  6.   To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  7.   To receive with a consenting mind ( something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
  8.   To take when offered; agree to; receive; believe.
  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.   Accepted.
  11.   To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  12.   To receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: ( B.) to receive with favor.
  13.   To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
  14.   To receive; admit; agree to pay a bill.
  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.   To acknowledge ( as valid or as received).
  17.   To receive with favor; to approve.
  18.   be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; " The cow accepted the bull"
  19.   consider or hold as true; " I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; " accept an argument"
  20.   of a deliberative body: receive ( a report) officially, as from a committee
  21.   make use of or accept for some purpose; " take a risk"; " take an opportunity"
  22.   take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; " I'll accept the charges"; " She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  23.   give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; " I cannot accept your invitation"; " I go for this resolution"
  24.   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"
  25.   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.

Antonyms for accept

avoid, censure, combat, sidestep, denounce, freeze-out, growl, caterwaul, back down, protest, object, yawp, remonstrate, commit, close out, abandon, negate, disagree, shut out, commend, controvert, consign, dispute, discredit, refrain, dislike, shortcut, argufy, fight, altercate, deprecate, recant, relinquish, disconfirm, maunder, banish, debar, disfavor, distrust, expostulate, fall out, disavow, back off, oppose, backtrack, renege, oppugn, deliver, decline, contest, eliminate, give over, suspect, challenge, unsay, withdraw, despise, circumvent, doubt, spurn, dodge, disbelieve, throw out, disapprove, transmit, scape, veto, get around, throw over, deny, take back, Misdoubt, mind, surrender, miss, contend, bypass, forbear, deport, forsake, question, contemn, confide, circumnavigate, forswear, brabble, renounce, withstand, abjure, disown, refuse, grizzle, cast out, entrust, relegate, repudiate, trot out, reprehend, repine, transfer, pass up, shirk, give up, expel, abstain, look down, eject, kick out, squeal, hate, frown, nix, reprobate, Disaffirm, inveigh, gainsay, dismiss, extend, detour, differ, refute, deselect, elude, extrude, disallow, detest, turn down, negative, argue, demur, resist, turn over, give, depreciate, contradict, mistrust, shun, turn out, abnegate, reject, evade, recommend, Nonconcur, flout, loathe, turf, croak, hand over, complain, displace, oust, vest, condemn, discountenance, dissent, escape, retract, exclude, hold off, blacklist, disclaim, criticize, disparage, eschew, quibble.

Quotes of accept

  1. I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day. – Joseph Barbera
  2. Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. – Antoinette Brown Blackwell
  3. My son gave me the permission to accept my success. – Gary Burghoff
  4. I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support. – Robin Cook
  5. A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction? – Wes Craven
  6. In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs. – Dario Fo
  7. This job certainly doesn't win you a huge amount of friends, I accept that, but it is very enjoyable, and deep down I think it's probably quite a worthwhile job. – Ian Hislop
  8. We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes- understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success. – Arianna Huffington
  9. Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated. – Milan Kundera
  10. We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. – Robert E. Lee
  11. The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like. – Mike Myers
  12. Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship with my girlfriend and with my family, because you feel so much pressure to do well that night. But I think everyone's grown to accept that and so they give me my space at the show. – Adam Sandler
  13. The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it. – Gertrude Stein
  14. We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there. I think we had to learn how he( got there). – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  15. We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just. – Carter G. Woodson

Usage examples for accept

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

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