|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|
"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|
: "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|
"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|
"This surface will not take the dye"
|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|
"take a risk" "take an opportunity"
|11.||[ verb ] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal|
"The cow accepted the bull"