|1.||[ noun ] the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true|
"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|
|6.||[ noun ] a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations|
"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|