1. [ verb ] consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Related terms: reject judge believe acknowledge receive respect resign espouse take_a_bow approbate credence
2. [ verb ] receive willingly something given or offered
Synonyms: take have

"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"

Related terms: refuse get welcome adopt honor honor bear adopt absorb take_in receive acceptance
3. [ verb ] give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
Synonyms: consent go_for

: "I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

Related terms: refuse react affirm permit agree yield settle undertake contract_in give consent
4. [ verb ] react favorably to; consider right and proper

"People did not accept atonal music at that time" "We accept the idea of universal health care"

Related terms: react adoption acceptation
5. [ verb ] admit into a group or community
Synonyms: take take_on admit

"accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

Related terms: profess admit
6. [ verb ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms: assume take_over bear

"I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

Related terms: take face_the_music assumption
7. [ verb ] tolerate or accommodate oneself to
Synonyms: live_with swallow

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies"

Related terms: endure toleration
8. [ verb ] be designed to hold or take
Synonyms: take

"This surface will not take the dye"

Related terms: be
9. [ verb ] of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
Related terms: receive acceptation
10. [ verb ] make use of or accept for some purpose
Synonyms: take

"take a risk" "take an opportunity"

Related terms: co-opt
11. [ verb ] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

"The cow accepted the bull"

Related terms: react
Similar spelling:   acceptor