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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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Numerous "vehicle donation programs" will gladly accept most towable vehicles.
The program allows small businesses to sign up to accept purchasing card payments.
Michael O'Keefe accepts the award for the Great Barrier Beef Rainbow Marine Park.
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.
As noted above, one potential option might involve charging off the worthless portion of a debt in the year it becomes worthless and waiting until a subsequent tax year to accept any property in exchange for the remainder of the outstanding debt.
The corporate tax manager must accept absolute responsibility for the failure of the company to obtain the appropriate form.
3) Some officers have departmental policies that state that officers can accept gratuities as long as they do not solicit them.
94), can it accept commissions for the referral of products or services to the member's attest clients?
When I read this passage I think about how difficult it is for me to accept things I can't change.
And with or without managed care, are there some criteria for refusing to accept a patient that are ethical and others that or not?
15, 2002, ``Athlete accepts plea deal'' in Antelope Valley: