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acceptance (n.)

1570s, from French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). The earlier word was acception (late 14c., accepcioun), from Latin acceptionem; it was common until c. 1700. Acceptation is from early 15c. as "action of taking or receiving what is offered," 1590s as "state of being accepted."

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Definitions of acceptance from WordNet

acceptance (n.)
the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true;
acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years
Synonyms: credence
acceptance (n.)
the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;
the proposal found wide acceptance
Synonyms: adoption / acceptation / espousal
acceptance (n.)
the state of being acceptable and accepted;
torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club
acceptance (n.)
(contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract);
acceptance (n.)
banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank;
Synonyms: banker's acceptance
acceptance (n.)
a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations;
Synonyms: toleration / sufferance
acceptance (n.)
the act of taking something that is offered;
he anticipated their acceptance of his offer
her acceptance of the gift encouraged him
From wordnet.princeton.edu