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accept - Dictionary definition and meaning for word accept

Definition
(verb) consider or hold as true
Example Sentence
  • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
  • accept an argument

Definition
(verb) receive willingly something given or offered
Synonyms : have , take
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
Synonyms : consent , go for
Example Sentence
  • I cannot accept your invitation
  • I go for this resolution

Definition
(verb) react favorably to; consider right and proper
Example Sentence
  • People did not accept atonal music at that time
  • We accept the idea of universal health care

Definition
(verb) admit into a group or community
Synonyms : admit , take , take on
Example Sentence
  • accept students for graduate study
  • We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Definition
(verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms : assume , bear , take over
Example Sentence
  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

Definition
(verb) tolerate or accommodate oneself to
Synonyms : live with , swallow
Example Sentence
  • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
  • I swallowed the insult
  • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Definition
(verb) be designed to hold or take
Synonyms : take
Example Sentence
  • This surface will not take the dye

Definition
(verb) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
Definition
(verb) make use of or accept for some purpose
Synonyms : take
Example Sentence
  • take a risk
  • take an opportunity

Definition
(verb) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
Example Sentence
  • The cow accepted the bull

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