1. [ noun ] the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
Synonyms: credence

"he gave credence to the gossip" "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

Related terms: attitude recognition accept
2. [ noun ] the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
Synonyms: adoption espousal acceptation

"its adoption by society" "the proposal found wide acceptance"

Related terms: blessing embrace adopt accept
3. [ noun ] (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
Related terms: assent concession contract_law
4. [ noun ] the state of being acceptable and accepted

"torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

Related terms: rejection situation recognition acquiescence approval contentedness welcome eligibility acquiescence acceptation currency accept
5. [ noun ] (writing,banking) banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
Synonyms: banker's_acceptance
Related terms: draft
6. [ noun ] a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
Synonyms: sufferance toleration

"all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

Related terms: permissiveness self_acceptance endure
7. [ noun ] the act of taking something that is offered

"her acceptance of the gift encouraged him" "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

Related terms: acquisition accept
Similar spelling:   acceptant