[ US /ækˈsɛpt, əkˈsɛpt/ ]
[ UK /ɐksˈɛpt/ ]
  1. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    I'll accept the charges
    She agreed to bear the responsibility
  2. make use of or accept for some purpose
    take an opportunity
    take a risk
  3. receive willingly something given or offered
    I won't have this dog in my house!
    The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
    Please accept my present
  4. react favorably to; consider right and proper
    We accept the idea of universal health care
    People did not accept atonal music at that time
  5. tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
    I swallowed the insult
    She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies
  6. admit into a group or community
    We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
    accept students for graduate study
  7. be designed to hold or take
    This surface will not take the dye
  8. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    The cow accepted the bull
  9. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  10. consider or hold as true
    accept an argument
    I cannot accept the dogma of this church
  11. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    I go for this resolution
    I cannot accept your invitation
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How To Use accept In A Sentence

  • Once tawhid is accepted as the first axiom of thought, the goal of life becomes bridging the gap between the asserter and the asserted. William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam and the Goal of Love
  • On the other hand, a blazer and slacks would probably be acceptable. Times, Sunday Times
  • In her acceptance speech, the winner thanked the almighty and promised to do even better at the all-India level.
  • If you accept that you have to do mass education - and, to keep costs low and for a lot of other reasons, I think that's not an unreasonable conclusion - you have to systematize it.
  • The theory I do not accept: one simply folds his sails, unships his rudder, and waits the will of Providence, or the arrival of some compelling fate. Saunterings
  • The emphasis will continue to be on prod-ucts that gain the widest appeal and most acceptance within this group.
  • This type of power - a culture that radiates outward and a market that draws inward - rests on pull, not on push; on acceptance, not on imposition.
  • Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.
  • It checks bank account numbers before accepting them and will detect many common transcription errors, including incorrectly entered and transposed characters. Times, Sunday Times
  • Gastric lavage for isolation of M tuberculosis is a well accepted method.
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