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Accept

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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CIDE DICTIONARY

Acceptv. t. [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "To accept of ransom for my son."  [1913 Webster]
    "She accepted of a treat."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?  [1913 Webster]
  •  To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.  Bouvier.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
Syn. -- To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
Accepta. 
     Accepted.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Accept, v.tr.
1 (also absol.) consent to receive (a thing offered).
2 (also absol.) give an affirmative answer to (an offer or proposal).
3 regard favourably; treat as welcome (her mother-in-law never accepted her).
4 a believe, receive (an opinion, explanation, etc.) as adequate or valid. b be prepared to subscribe to (a belief, philosophy, etc.).
5 receive as suitable (the hotel accepts traveller's cheques; the machine only accepts tokens).
6 a tolerate; submit to (accepted the umpire's decision). b (often foll. by that + clause) be willing to believe (we accept that you meant well).
7 undertake (an office or responsibility).
8 agree to meet (a draft or bill of exchange).

Idiom
accepted opinion one generally held to be correct.
Derivative
accepter n.
Etymology
ME f. OF accepter or L acceptare f. accipere (as AC-, capere take)

THESAURUS

Accept

OK, abide by, abide with, accede, accede to, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, accord to, accredit, acknowledge, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, admire, admit, adopt, affiliate, affirm, agree, agree provisionally, agree to, agree with, allow, amen, applaud, approve, approve of, assent, assent grudgingly, assent to, assume, attack, attempt, authenticate, authorize, autograph, avow, be agreeable, be big, be certain, be content with, be easy with, be willing, bear, bear with, believe, believe without reservation, bless, blink at, bow, brook, buckle to, buy, capitulate, carry, catch, certify, cheer, come by, come in for, compass, comply, comprehend, concede, condescend, condone, confess, confirm, connive at, consent, consent to, consent to silently, cosign, countenance, countersign, credit, deign, derive, derive from, disregard, drag down, draw, draw from, embark in, embark upon, embrace, endeavor, endorse, endure, engage in, enter on, enter upon, espouse, esteem, experience, express general agreement, face the music, fall into, fall to, fancy, favor, follow, gain, get, get under way, give consent, give faith to, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give the nod, give thumbs up, go about, go along with, go at, go for, go in for, go into, go upon, grant, grasp, grin and abide, hail, have, have at, have coming in, have no objection, hold with, ignore, in toto, initial, judge not, keep in countenance, knock under, knuckle down, knuckle under, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lean over backwards, let go by, let in, let pass, like, listen to reason, live with, live with it, move into, nod, nod assent, not oppose, not refuse, not resist, not write off, notarize, obey, obtain, okay, overlook, own, pass, pass on, pass upon, permit, pitch into, plunge into, pocket, proceed to, pull down, put faith in, put up with, ratify, receive, recognize, relent, relish, resign, respect, rise above, rubber stamp, sanction, say amen to, say aye, say yes, seal, second, secure, see, see both sides, set about, set at, set forward, set going, set store by, set to, show no amazement, shrug, shrug it off, sign, sign and seal, stand, stomach, submit, submit to, subscribe to, succumb, suffer, support, suspend judgment, swallow, swallow it, swallow the pill, swear and affirm, swear to, tackle, take, take for granted, take in, take it, take kindly to, take on, take on faith, take on trust, take over, take stock in, take up, think well of, tolerate, treat as routine, trust, turn to, undergo, undersign, understand, undertake, underwrite, uphold, validate, venture upon, view with favor, view with indulgence, visa, vise, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vote for, warrant, welcome, wink at, withstand, yes, yield, yield assent, yield to

ROGET THESAURUS

Accept

Consent

VB consent, assent, yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield, come round, come over, give into, acknowledge, agnize, give consent, comply with, acquiesce, agree to, fall in with, accede, accept, embrace an offer, close with, take at one's word, have no objection, satisfy, meet one's wishes, settle, come to terms, not refuse, turn a willing ear, jump at, deign, vouchsafe, promise.

Security

VB give security, give bail, give substantial bail, go bail, pawn, impawn, spout, mortgage, hypothecate, impignorate, guarantee, warrant, warrantee, assure, accept, indorse, underwrite, insure, cosign, countersign, sponsor, cosponsor, execute, stamp, sign, seal, let, sett, grant a lease, take a lease, hold a lease, hold in pledge, lend on security.

Receiving

VB receive, take, acquire, admit, take in, catch, touch, pocket, put into one's pocket, put into one's purse, accept, take off one's hands, be received, come in, come to hand, pass into one's hand, fall into one's hand, go into one's pocket, fall to one's lot, fall to one's share, come to one, fall to one, accrue, have given to one.

Taking

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.

Content

VB be content, rest satisfied, rest and be thankful, take the good the gods provide, let well alone, let well enough alone, feel oneself at home, hug oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul, take up with, take in good part, accept, tolerate, consent, acquiesce, assent, be reconciled to, make one's peace with, get over it, take heart, take comfort, put up with, render content, set at ease, comfort, set one's heart at ease, set one's mind at ease, set one's heart at rest, set one's mind at rest, speak peace, conciliate, reconcile, win over, propitiate, disarm, beguile, content, satisfy, gratify, be tolerated, go down, go down well, go down with, do, be OK.

Assent

VB assent, give assent, yield assent, nod assent, acquiesce, agree, receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, consent, coincide, reciprocate, go with, be at one with, go along with, chime in with, strike in with, close in with, echo, enter into one's views, agree in opinion, vote, give one's voice for, recognize, subscribe to, conform to, defer to, say yes to, say ditto, amen to, say aye to, acknowledge, own, admit, allow, avow, confess, concede, come round to, abide by, permit, arrive at an understanding, come to an understanding, come to terms, come to an agreement, confirm, affirm, ratify, appprove, indorse, countersign, corroborate, go with the stream, swim with the stream, go with the flow, blow with the wind, be in fashion, join in the chorus, join the crowd, be one of the guys, be part of the group, go with the crowd, don't make waves, be in every mouth.


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