1. consider or hold as true;
- Example: "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"
- Example: "accept an argument"
2. receive willingly something given or offered;
- Example: "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"
- Example: "I won't have this dog in my house!"
- Example: "Please accept my present"
[syn: accept, take, have]
3. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;
- Example: "I cannot accept your invitation"
- Example: "I go for this resolution"
[syn: accept, consent, go for]
4. react favorably to; consider right and proper;
- Example: "People did not accept atonal music at that time"
- Example: "We accept the idea of universal health care"
5. admit into a group or community;
- Example: "accept students for graduate study"
- Example: "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
[syn: accept, admit, take, take on]
6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
- Example: "I'll accept the charges"
- Example: "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
[syn: bear, take over, accept, assume]
7. tolerate or accommodate oneself to;
- Example: "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"
- Example: "I swallowed the insult"
- Example: "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
[syn: accept, live with, swallow]
8. be designed to hold or take;
- Example: "This surface will not take the dye"
[syn: accept, take]
9. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee;
10. make use of or accept for some purpose;
- Example: "take a risk"
- Example: "take an opportunity"
[syn: take, accept]
11. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal;
- Example: "The cow accepted the bull"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accept \Ac*cept"\ ([a^]k*s[e^]pt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton. [1913 Webster] She accepted of a treat. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. 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] 3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse. [1913 Webster] 4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted? [1913 Webster] 5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To receive; take; admit. See Receive. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accept \Ac*cept"\, a. Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
Berkeley Unix networking socket library routine to satisfy a connection request from a remote host. A specified socket on the local host (which must be capable of accepting the connection) is connected to the requesting socket on the remote host. The remote socket's socket address is returned. Unix manual pages: accept(2), connect(2). (1994-11-08)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
255 Moby Thesaurus words for "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