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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: except

Derived forms: accepts, accepting, accepted

See also: adopt, take in, take over

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