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Definition of "accept" []

  • To answer affirmatively: accept an invitation. (verb-transitive)
  • To agree to take (a duty or responsibility). (verb-transitive)
  • To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval: accepted a glass of water; accepted their contract. (verb-transitive)
  • To admit to a group, organization, or place: accepted me as a new member of the club. (verb-transitive)
  • To regard as proper, usual, or right: Such customs are widely accepted. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accept" in a sentence
  • "What they don't "accept" is the idea, the concept, the notion, the thought of homosexuality."
  • "The argument the administrators are asking us to accept is that lawful carriers suddenly become dangerous simply by stepping from a public street onto campus property."
  • "After Philadelphia, Eschenbach said he would never again accept a music directorship."