Definition of Acceptance in English :

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Acceptance meaning in English

Meaning of Acceptance in English

Pronunciation of Acceptance in English

Acceptance pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of acceptance


1. acceptance, credence

the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

Example Sentences:
'he gave credence to the gossip'
'acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years'

2. acceptance, acceptation, adoption, espousal

the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Example Sentences:
'its adoption by society'
'the proposal found wide acceptance'

3. acceptance

the state of being acceptable and accepted

Example Sentences:
'torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club'

4. acceptance

(contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

5. acceptance, banker's acceptance

banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

6. acceptance, sufferance, toleration

a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

Example Sentences:
'all people should practice toleration and live together in peace'

7. acceptance

the act of taking something that is offered

Example Sentences:
'her acceptance of the gift encouraged him'
'he anticipated their acceptance of his offer'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of acceptance
the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable
favourable reception; approval
3. (often foll by of)
belief (in) or assent (to)
4. business
a formal agreement by a debtor to pay a draft, bill, etc
the document so accepted
Compare bank acceptance
5. (plural) Australian and New Zealand
a list of horses accepted as starters in a race
6. contract law
words or conduct by which a person signifies his or her assent to the terms and conditions of an offer or agreement

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see synonyms of acceptance
an accepting or being accepted
approving reception; approval; acceptability
belief in; assent
a draft or bill of exchange that has been accepted for payment
see also banker's acceptance, trade acceptance
5.  Law
an express or implied act by which one accepts an obligation, offer, contract, etc. together with all its legal consequences

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of acceptance
1. The act of taking something offered: the acceptance of a new job.
2. The act of admitting to a group or organization: acceptance of new members into the club.
3. A notification that someone or something has been accepted: received an acceptance from her first-choice college.
4. Favorable reception; approval: Acceptance of seat belts among the public has greatly reduced injuries in car accidents.
5. Belief in something; agreement: Acceptance of the new theory has been slow.
a. A formal indication by a debtor of willingness to pay a draft or bill of exchange.
b. An instrument so accepted, especially a bankers' acceptance.
7. Law The demonstration of agreement with the terms and conditions of another's offer so that the offer becomes a contract between the two parties.

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