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Definitions of accept

  1. be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To receive with favor; to approve. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted? Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. Webster Dictionary DB
  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.] Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Accepted. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: (B.) to receive with favor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To receive; admit; agree to pay a bill. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To take when offered; agree to; receive; believe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To agree to pay, as a draft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To acknowledge (as valid or as received). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To receive with a consenting mind something offered; as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of. mso.anu.edu.au
  27. Berkeley Unix networking socketlibrary routine to satisfy a connection request from a remotehost. A specified socket on the local host (which must becapable of accepting the connection) is connected to therequesting socket on the remote host. The remote socket'ssocket address is returned.Unix manual pages: accept(2), connect(2). foldoc_fs
  28. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; often followed by of. dictgcide_fs
  29. ak-sept', v.t. to receive: to agree to: to promise to pay: (B.) to receive with favour.--adj. ACCEPTABLE (ak-sept'a-bl, or ak'sept-a-bl), to be accepted: pleasing: agreeable.--ns. ACCEPT'ABLENESS, ACCEPTABIL'ITY, quality of being acceptable.--adv. ACCEPT'ABLY.--ns. ACCEPT'ANCE, a favourable reception: an agreeing to terms: an accepted bill; ACCEPT'ANCY, willingness to receive; ACCEPT'ANT, one who accepts--also adj.; ACCEPT[=A]'TION, a kind reception: the received meaning of a word; ACCEPT'ER, ACCEPT'OR, one who accepts. [L. accept[=a]re--accip[)e]re, acceptum--ad, to, cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Consent to receive (gift), answer affirmatively (offer, invitation, suitor); regard with favour (esp. unfair favour, as a. the person of, a. persons); receive as adequate (a. service of writ), allow the truth of, believe; undertake (office); take responsibility for, agree to meet, (bill of exchange). Of may be added (exc. w. service of writ, bill) with a slight suggestion of formality or condescension. Hence accepter n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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