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Noun: acceptance  ik'sep-tun(t)s or ak'sep-tun(t)s
  1. The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years";
    - credence
  2. The act of accepting with approval; favourable reception
    "the proposal found wide acceptance";
    - adoption, acceptation, espousal
  3. The state of being acceptable and accepted
    "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
  4. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  5. (banking) a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
    - banker's acceptance
  6. A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    "all people should practice acceptance and live together in peace";
    - toleration, sufferance
  7. The act of taking something that is offered
    "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

Derived forms: acceptances

Type of: acquiescence, acquisition, approval, approving, assent, attitude, bill of exchange, blessing, draft, mental attitude, order of payment, permissiveness, situation, state of affairs, tolerance

Antonym: rejection

Encyclopedia: Acceptance, love, family