What is the meaning of accept?


  • Consider or hold as true.
    • usage: "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
  • Receive willingly something given or offered.
    • usage: "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"
  • Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to.
    • usage: "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
  • React favorably to; consider right and proper.
    • usage: "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
  • Admit into a group or community.
    • usage: "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  • Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
    • usage: "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  • Tolerate or accommodate oneself to.
    • usage: "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
  • Be designed to hold or take.
    • usage: "This surface will not take the dye"
  • Receive (a report) officially, as from a committee.
  • Make use of or accept for some purpose.
    • usage: "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
  • Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal.
    • usage: "The cow accepted the bull"
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APAWordNet. (2010). accept. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/accept/definitions/1254450
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