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accept (v.)

late 14c., "to take what is offered; admit and agree to (a proposal, etc.)," from Old French accepter (14c.) or directly from Latin acceptare "take or receive willingly," frequentative of accipere "receive, get without effort," from ad "to" (see ad-) + capere "to take," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp." Related: Accepted; accepting.

Origin and meaning of accept

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Definitions of accept from WordNet

accept (v.)
consider or hold as true;
accept an argument
I cannot accept the dogma of this church
accept (v.)
receive willingly something given or offered;
Please accept my present
Synonyms: take / have
accept (v.)
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;
I cannot accept your invitation
Synonyms: consent / go for
accept (v.)
react favorably to; consider right and proper;
We accept the idea of universal health care
People did not accept atonal music at that time
accept (v.)
admit into a group or community;
accept students for graduate study
Synonyms: admit / take / take on
accept (v.)
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
I'll accept the charges
Synonyms: bear / take over / assume
accept (v.)
tolerate or accommodate oneself to;
I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
Synonyms: live with / swallow
accept (v.)
be designed to hold or take;
Synonyms: take
accept (v.)
receive (a report) officially, as from a committee;
accept (v.)
make use of or accept for some purpose;
Synonyms: take
accept (v.)
be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal;
The cow accepted the bull
From wordnet.princeton.edu