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. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; " I'll accept the charges"; " She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  12. To receive with favor; to approve.
  13. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  14. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  15. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
  16. 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.]
  17. Accepted.
  18. To receive with a consenting mind ( something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
  19. 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.
  20. To receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: ( B.) to receive with favor.
  21. To receive; admit; agree to pay a bill.
  22. To take when offered; agree to; receive; believe.
  23. To agree to pay, as a draft.
  24. To acknowledge ( as valid or as received).
  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.

Usage examples for accept

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