accept (v.)

  1. consider or hold as true; I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument'

  2. make use of or accept for some purpose; take a risk; take an opportunity

    [ Syn: take ]

  3. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; The cow accepted the bull'

  4. receive willingly something given or offered; The only girl who would have him was the millers daughter; I wont have this dog in my house!; Please accept my present

    [ Syn: take , have ]

  5. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution

    [ Syn: consent , go for ]

  6. react favorably to; consider right and proper; People did not accept atonal music at that time; We accept the idea of universal health care'

  7. admit into a group or community; accept students for graduate study; Well have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

    [ Syn: admit , take , take on ]

  8. take on as ones own the expenses or debts of another person; Ill accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

    [ Syn: bear , take over , assume ]

  9. 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 husbands little idiosyncrasies

    [ Syn: live with , swallow ]

  10. be designed to hold or take; This surface will not take the dye

    [ Syn: take ]

  11. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

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