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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