To accept a bill
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]


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  • To accept service — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To accept the person — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take a newspaper — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • note a bill — To record, with a notary public, one s refusal as a merchant to accept a bill of exchange • • • Main Entry: ↑note …   Useful english dictionary

  • acceptance of a bill of exchange — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sell someone a bill of goods — I deceive someone, usually by persuading them to accept something untrue or undesirable she was sold a bill of goods about that dog s pedigree II see bill of goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of exchange — /ˌbɪl əv ɪks tʃeɪndʒ/ noun a document, signed by the person authorising it, which tells another person or a financial institution to pay money unconditionally to a named person on a certain date (NOTE: Bills of exchange are usually used for… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • bill of exchange — /ˌbɪl əv ɪks tʃeɪndʒ/ noun a document signed by the person authorising it, which tells another to pay money unconditionally to a named person on a certain date (usually used in payments in foreign currency) ♦ to accept a bill to sign a bill of… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • accept — ac‧cept [əkˈsept] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. to take or agree to take something that has been offered: • The steel workers have accepted a 3% wage offer. accept something from somebody • Doctors should not accept expensive gifts from… …   Financial and business terms

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