Accept Ac*cept" ([a^]k*s[e^]pt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accepted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accepting}.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.] [1913 Webster] 1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of. [1913 Webster]

If you accept them, then their worth is great. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

She accepted of a treat. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To receive with favor; to approve. [1913 Webster]

The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3. [1913 Webster]

Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20. [1913 Webster]

3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse. [1913 Webster]

4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted? [1913 Webster]

5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.] [1913 Webster]

{To accept a bill} (Law), to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.

{To accept service} (Law), to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.

{To accept the person} (Eccl.), to show favoritism. ``God accepteth no man's person.'' --Gal. ii. 6. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To receive; take; admit. See {Receive}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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