Definition of Accepting in English :

Define Accepting in English

Accepting meaning in English

Meaning of Accepting in English

Pronunciation of Accepting in English

Accepting pronunciation in English

Pronounce Accepting in English


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1. accepting

tolerating without protest

Example Sentences:
'always more accepting of coaching suggestion than her teammates'
'the atmosphere was judged to be more supporting and accepting'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (mainly tr)
to take or receive (something offered)
to give an affirmative reply to
to accept an invitation
to take on the responsibilities, duties, etc, of
he accepted office
to tolerate or accommodate oneself to
to consider as true or believe in (a philosophy, theory, etc)
I cannot accept your argument
6. (may take a clause as object)
to be willing to grant or believe
you must accept that he lied
to receive with approval or admit, as into a community, group, etc
8. business
to agree to pay (a bill, draft, shipping document, etc), esp by signing
to receive as adequate, satisfactory, or valid
to receive, take, or hold (something applied, inserted, etc)
11. (intransitive; sometimes foll by of) archaic
to take or receive an offer, invitation, etc

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verb transitive
to take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
to receive favorably; approve
to accept a theory
to submit to; be resigned to
he had to accept defeat
to believe in
to understand as having a certain meaning
to respond to in the affirmative
to accept an invitation
to admit as a student, member, etc.
to agree to take the responsibilities of (a job, office, etc.)
to receive (a committee report) as satisfactory according to parliamentary procedure
10.  Business
to agree, as by a signed promise, to pay
11.  Law
to receive with intent to retain and adopt
verb intransitive
to accept something offered

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


see synonyms of accepting
v. ac·cept·ed, ac·cept·ing, ac·cepts
a. To answer affirmatively: accept an invitation.
b. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
2. To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval: accepted a glass of water; accepted their contract.
3. To admit to a group, organization, or place: accepted me as a new member of the club.
a. To regard as proper, usual, or right: Such customs are widely accepted.
b. To regard as true; believe in: Scientists have accepted the new theory.
c. To understand as having a specific meaning.
5. To endure resignedly or patiently: accept one's fate.
6. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted): This wood will not accept oil paints.
7. To receive officially: accept the committee's report.
8. To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement.
9. To take payment in the form of: a store that does not accept checks.
10. Medicine To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.

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