Definitions of accept

  1. To receive with favor; to approve.
  2. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  3. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  4. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
  5. 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.]
  6. To receive with a consenting mind ( something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
  7. 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.
  8. To receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: ( B.) to receive with favor.
  9. To receive; admit; agree to pay a bill.
  10. To take when offered; agree to; receive; believe.
  11. To acknowledge ( as valid or as received).
  12. 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"
  13. consider or hold as true; " I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; " accept an argument"
  14. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; " The cow accepted the bull"
  15. react favorably to; consider right and proper; " People did not accept atonal music at that time"; " We accept the idea of universal health care"
  16. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; " I cannot accept your invitation"; " I go for this resolution"
  17. of a deliberative body: receive ( a report) officially, as from a committee
  18. 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"
  19. 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.
  20. Accepted.
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