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

Antonyms for accept

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

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. 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

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