accept

accept
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French accepter, from Latin acceptare, frequentative of accipere to receive, from ad- + capere to take — more at heave Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to receive willingly <
accept a gift
>
b. to be able or designed to take or hold (something applied or added) <
a surface that will not accept ink
>
2. to give admittance or approval to <
accept her as one of the group
>
3. a. to endure without protest or reaction <
accept poor living conditions
>
b. to regard as proper, normal, or inevitable <
the idea is widely accepted
>
c. to recognize as true ; believe <
refused to accept the explanation
>
4. a. to make a favorable response to <
accept an offer
>
b. to agree to undertake (a responsibility) <
accept a job
>
5. to assume an obligation to pay; also to take in payment <
we don't accept personal checks
>
6. to receive (a legislative report) officially intransitive verb to receive favorably something offered — usually used with of <
a heart more disposed to accept of his — Jane Austen
>
acceptingly adverbacceptingness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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