accept

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  • This decision was not accepted by all members of the family.
  • This would be the last public commission accepted by the artist.
  • All state schools are free, but the number of students they can accept is limited.
  • He cannot accept that she is not in love with him and does not want him.
  • All together, it took several decades until the ice age theory was fully accepted.
  • This official name becomes accepted by society and future generations without question.
  • Though its existence was accepted as scientific fact at the time, it was not to be found.
  • The young couple is not forced to marry if either does not accept the other.
  • If we accept that life has no meaning and therefore no value, should we kill ourselves?
  • If the husband accepted it, it would live, but if he refused it, it would die.
  • There has been no generally accepted resolution to it yet.
  • The good that is widely accepted eventually becomes money.
  • Only in Northern Ireland is self-defence still accepted as a reason.
  • The corporation's financial claims, however, had to be accepted at face value.
  • It has generally been accepted into mainstream political and economic thought.
  • While still sometimes repeated, however, this idea is not widely accepted.
  • She invited him to join her for a drink; he accepted and the two became friends.
  • In the early days of the republic, there was not a generally accepted title for the wife of the president.
  • That the plague was caused by bad air became the most widely accepted theory.
  • Since that agreement, the United Kingdom has accepted and uses the name Ireland.
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Meaning of accept

  • verb Consider or hold as true
    I cannot accept the dogma of this church, accept an argument
  • verb Receive willingly something given or offered
    The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter, I won't have this dog in my house!, Please accept my present
  • verb Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    I cannot accept your invitation, I go for this resolution
  • verb React favorably to; consider right and proper
    People did not accept atonal music at that time, We accept the idea of universal health care
  • verb Admit into a group or community
    accept students for graduate study, We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
  • verb Tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions, I swallowed the insult, She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies
  • verb Be designed to hold or take
    This surface will not take the dye
  • verb Receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  • verb Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    The cow accepted the bull