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[v] 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 husband's little idiosyncracies"
[v] consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
[v] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
[v] react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
[v] give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
[v] make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
[v] of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
[v] receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
[v] admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
[v] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
[v] be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"


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Misc. Definitions

\Ac*cept"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accepted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accepting}.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.]
1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of. If you accept them, then their worth is great. --Shak. To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton. She accepted of a treat. --Addison.
2. To receive with favor; to approve. The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx.
3. Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20.
3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.
6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.] {To accept a bill} (Law), to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due. {To accept service} (Law), to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been. {To accept the person} (Eccl.), to show favoritism. ``God accepteth no man's person.'' --Gal. ii.
6. Syn: To receive; take; admit. See {Receive}.
\Ac*cept"\, a. Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak.

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