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Adjective: accepting  ak'sep-ting or ik'sep-ting
  1. Tolerating without protest
    "always more accepting of coaching suggestion than her teammates"; "the atmosphere was judged to be more supporting and accepting"
Verb: accept  ik'sept or ak'sept
  1. Consider or hold as true
    "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
     
  2. Receive willingly something given or offered
    "Please accept my present";
    - take, have
     
  3. Give an affirmative reply to; respond favourably to
    "I cannot accept your invitation";
    - consent, go for
     
  4. React favourably to; consider right and proper
    "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
     
  5. Admit into a group or community
    "accept students for graduate study";
    - admit, take, take on
     
  6. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "I'll accept the charges";
    - bear, take over, assume
     
  7. Tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions";
    - live with, swallow
     
  8. Be designed to hold or take
    "This surface will not accept the dye";
    - take
     
  9. Receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
     
  10. Make use of or accept for some purpose
    "accept a risk";
    - take
     
  11. Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    "The cow accepted the bull"

Sounds like: excepting

See also: acceptive

Type of: abide, acquire, be, bear, brook, digest, endure, evaluate, get, have, judge, pass judgment, put up, react, receive, reply, respond, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, take, tolerate

Antonym: refuse, reject

Encyclopedia: Accept