1. [syn: accepted, recognized, recognised]
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.
1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as,
to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
If you accept them, then their worth is great.
To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton.
She accepted of a treat. --Addison.
2. To receive with favor; to approve.
The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.
Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20.
3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these
words to be accepted?
5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to
accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.
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.]
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
To accept the person (Eccl.), to show favoritism. "God
accepteth no man's person." --Gal. ii. 6.
Syn: To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: generally approved or compelling recognition; "several
accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his
recognized superiority in this kind of work" [syn:
accepted, recognized, recognised]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
138 Moby Thesaurus words for "accepted":
Christian, acclaimed, accustomed, acknowledged, admired, admitted,
adopted, advocated, affirmed, allowed, applauded, appointed,
approved, assumed, authentic, authenticated, authoritative, avowed,
backed, being done, believed, canonical, carried, cathedral,
certified, chanced, chosen, chronic, comme il faut, conceded,
confessed, confirmed, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional,
correct, countersigned, credited, cried up, current, customary,
de rigueur, decent, decorous, designated, elect, elected,
elected by acclamation, embraced, endorsed, espoused, established,
evangelical, everyday, ex cathedra, faithful, familiar, favored,
favorite, firm, formal, generally accepted, granted, habitual,
handpicked, highly touted, in good odor, in hand, in process,
in progress, in the works, literal, magisterial, meet, named,
nominated, normal, notarized, obtaining, of the faith, official,
on the anvil, ordinary, orthodox, orthodoxical, passed, picked,
popular, prescribed, prescriptive, prevalent, professed, proper,
ratified, received, recognized, recommended, regular, regulation,
right, routine, sanctioned, scriptural, sealed, seemly, select,
selected, set, signed, sound, stamped, standard, stock, supported,
sworn and affirmed, sworn to, textual, time-honored, traditional,
traditionalistic, true, true-blue, trusted, unanimously elected,
uncontested, under way, undertaken, underwritten, undisputed,
undoubted, unquestioned, unsuspected, usual, validated, warranted,
well-thought-of, widespread, wonted