[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.
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.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accept \Ac*cept"\, a.
Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of
this church"; "accept an argument" [ant: reject]
2: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl
who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have
this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present" [syn:
accept, take, have] [ant: decline, pass up,
refuse, reject, turn down]
3: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot
accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution" [syn:
accept, consent, go for] [ant: decline, refuse]
4: react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did
not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of
universal health care"
5: admit into a group or community; "accept students for
graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to
admit a new member" [syn: accept, admit, take, take
6: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
"I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the
responsibility" [syn: bear, take over, accept,
7: 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" [syn: accept, live with, swallow]
8: be designed to hold or take; "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; "take a risk"; "take
an opportunity" [syn: take, accept]
11: be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated
mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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).