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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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Every evening, after the company had left her, she thought of her lost youth, her faded bloom, the hopes of thwarted nature; and, all the while immolating her passions at the feet of the Cross (like poems condemned to stay in a desk), she resolved firmly that if, by chance, any suitor presented himself, to subject him to no tests, but to accept him at once for whatever he might be.
They are, however, interested in the drama, and as a certain advance has been made in the drama within the last ten or fifteen years, it is important to point out that this advance is entirely due to a few individual artists refusing to accept the popular want of taste as their standard, and refusing to regard Art as a mere matter of demand and supply.
I had better go on to the streets, or accept Rogojin, or become a washerwoman or something--for I have nothing of my own, you know.
I can't let you think that I am going to accept this sacrifice.
Instead of taking it, he politely places his winnings in her hand, and begs her to accept the loan as a favour to himself.
Be pleased, sir, to accept my excuses," he adds, addressing himself to me, "for not having sooner placed myself and my household at your disposal.
This is a sophistical puzzle, which, as Socrates remarks, saves a great deal of trouble to him who accepts it.
Nicholas seeks to employ himself in a New Capacity, and being unsuccessful, accepts an engagement as Tutor in a Private Family
Thereupon the brigand offers to go along with her, and she accepts his offer.
Our philosophy is affirmative and readily accepts the testimony of negative facts, as every shadow points to the sun.
Hart accepts this theory as 8 methodological precept.
Willoughby's behaviour in taking leave of them, his embarrassment,and affectation of cheerfulness, and, above all, his unwillingness to accept her mother's invitation, a backwardness so unlike a lover,so unlike himself, greatly disturbed her.