[n] the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
[n] the accepted meaning of a word
[n] acceptance as true or valid
1. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable. [Obs.] This is saying worthy of all acceptation. --1 Tim. i. 1
5. Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God. --Hooker.
2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation. My words, in common acceptation, Could never give this provocation. --Gay.