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accept

v. to receive something with approval and intention to keep it. This use often arises on the question of accepting a payment which is late or not complete or accepting the "service" (delivery) of legal papers.

accept

(Admit as sufficient), verb accede to, admit as satisfactory, agree to, allow, comply, confirm

accept

(Assent), verb accede to, acquiesce, affirm, agree to, allow, authorize, comply, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, tolerate
Associated concepts: accept a contract, ratification

accept

(Embrace), verb adopt, consider as true, internalize

accept

(Recognize), verb accord recognition to, allow, honor
Associated concepts: accept a bill, accept a check, accept a draft

accept

(Take), verb accipere, acquire, obtain, receive, receive with approval, secure, take control of, take hold of, take possession of
Associated concepts: accept a bribe, accept gainful employyent
See also: abide, accede, accommodate, accredit, acknowledge, acquire, admit, adopt, agree, allow, approve, assent, assume, bear, certify, coincide, collect, comply, comprehend, concede, conceive, concur, condone, conform, consent, defer, endure, espouse, gain, grant, obey, partake, pass, permit, receive, recognize, sanction, seal, sign, submit, suffer, tolerate, trust, undertake, uphold, validate, yield
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You may accept that your partner is abusive but may not submit to their abuse.
Some curbside recycling programs, including New York City's, accept paperbacks, comic books and other soft-cover books.
which sets up companies to accept Visa and Mastercard purchases.
On the sixth question: Abu'l-Rayhan said: I did not support but [only mentioned] the opinion of those who accept vacuum.
The results of this study showed that the amounts of large and small accept chips are relatively consistent for chips from a single sawmill, but large differences can be found among different sawmills in the proportion of these chip classes.
ENI)--The Church of England will be "increasingly isolated and anachronistic" unless it accepts women as bishops, a house of bishops working party which looked into the issue of women in the episcopate has concluded.
1271 may be implicated any time a creditor accepts less than full value for a debt or a portion thereof.
The corporate tax manager must accept absolute responsibility for the failure of the company to obtain the appropriate form.
Are law enforcement officers unethical to accept these gifts?
Here's the greater irony: If a student does not gain admission to the most selective schools to which she is applying (those schools that are able to perceive her genuine interest in the institution, but choose not to accept her for other reasons), then she may be left with no options at all This is especially true--and tragic--because many colleges with extensive wait lists often admit few, if any, students from the roster.
Layers do not accept singles and upwards on Auto Windscreens Shield ties until the latter stages.
When I read this passage I think about how difficult it is for me to accept things I can't change.