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accept

verb

1 accept

Consider or hold as true.



2 accept

Receive willingly something given or offered:
— Please accept my present.

synonyms: have, take.

Roget 771: give security, give bail, give substantial bail; go bail; pawn, impawn, spout, mortgage, hypothecate, impignorate.    guarantee, warrant, warrantee, assure; ... show more

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

3 accept

Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to:
— I cannot accept your invitation.

synonyms: consent, go for.

Roget 831: be content etc. adj.; 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, ... show more

Dutch: instemmen, toestemmen, goedvinden, accepteren, aanvaarden

4 accept

React favorably to; consider right and proper.

5 accept

Admit into a group or community:
— Accept students for graduate study.

synonyms: admit, take, take on.

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield; come round, come over; give into, acknowledge, ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Dutch: accepteren

6 accept

Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person:
— I'll accept the charges.

synonyms: assume, bear, take over.

Dutch: overnemen

7 accept

Tolerate or accommodate oneself to:
— I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions.

synonyms: live with, swallow.

Dutch: verteren, verwerken

8 accept

Be designed to hold or take.

synonym: take.

9 accept

Receive (a report) officially, as from a committee.

Dutch: ontvangen, ondergaan, accepteren, aannemen, aanvaarden

10 accept

Make use of or accept for some purpose.

synonym: take.

11 accept

Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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