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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accept  \Ac*cept"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Accepted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Accepting}.]  [F.  accepter,  L.  acceptare  freq.  of 
  accipere  ad  +  capere  to  take  akin  to  E.  heave.] 
  1.  To  receive  with  a  consenting  mind  (something  offered);  as 
  to  accept  a  gift;  --  often  followed  by  of 
 
  If  you  accept  them  then  their  worth  is  great. 
  --Shak. 
 
  To  accept  of  ransom  for  my  son.  --Milton. 
 
  She  accepted  of  a  treat.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  receive  with  favor;  to  approve. 
 
  The  Lord  accept  thy  burnt  sacrifice.  --Ps.  xx  3. 
 
  Peradventure  he  will  accept  of  me  --Gen.  xxxii 
  20. 
 
  3.  To  receive  or  admit  and  agree  to  to  assent  to  as  I 
  accept  your  proposal,  amendment,  or  excuse. 
 
  4.  To  take  by  the  mind;  to  understand;  as  How  are  these 
  words  to  be  accepted? 
 
  5.  (Com.)  To  receive  as  obligatory  and  promise  to  pay  as  to 
  accept  a  bill  of  exchange.  --Bouvier. 
 
  6.  In  a  deliberate  body,  to  receive  in  acquittance  of  a  duty 
  imposed;  as  to  accept  the  report  of  a  committee.  [This 
  makes  it  the  property  of  the  body,  and  the  question  is 
  then  on  its  adoption.] 
 
  {To  accept  a  bill}  (Law),  to  agree  (on  the  part  of  the 
  drawee)  to  pay  it  when  due. 
 
  {To  accept  service}  (Law),  to  agree  that  a  writ  or  process 
  shall  be  considered  as  regularly  served,  when  it  has  not 
  been 
 
  {To  accept  the  person}  (Eccl.),  to  show  favoritism.  ``God 
  accepteth  no  man's  person.''  --Gal.  ii  6. 
 
  Syn:  To  receive;  take  admit  See  {Receive}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accept  \Ac*cept"\,  a. 
  Accepted.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accept 
  v  1:  consider  or  hold  as  true;  "I  cannot  accept  the  dogma  of  this 
  church";  "accept  an  argument"  [ant:  {reject}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {take},  {have}]  [ant:  {refuse}] 
  3:  give  an  affirmative  reply  to  respond  favorably  to:  "I 
  cannot  accept  your  invitation";  "I  go  for  this  resolution" 
  [syn:  {consent},  {go  for}]  [ant:  {refuse}] 
  4:  react  favorably  to  consider  right  and  proper;  "People  did 
  not  accept  atonal  music  at  that  time";  "We  accept  the  idea 
  of  universal  health  care" 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {admit},  {take},  {take  on}] 
  6:  take  on  as  one's  own  expenses  or  debts  of  another  person; 
  "I'll  accept  the  charges";  "She  agreed  to  bear  the 
  responsibility"  [syn:  {bear},  {take  over},  {assume}] 
  7:  tolerate  or  accommodate  oneself  to  "I  shall  have  to  accept 
  these  unpleasant  working  conditions";  "I  swallowed  the 
  insult"  [syn:  {swallow}] 
  8:  be  designed  to  hold  or  take  "This  surface  will  not  take  the 
  dye"  [syn:  {take}] 
  9:  of  a  deliberative  body:  receive  (a  report)  officially,  as 
  from  a  committee 
  10:  make  use  of  or  accept  for  some  purpose;  "take  a  risk";  "take 
  an  opportunity"  [syn:  {take}] 
  11:  be  sexually  responsive  to  used  of  a  female  domesticated 
  mammal;  "The  cow  accepted  the  bull" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  accept 
 
    {Berkeley}  {Unix}  networking  {socket} 
  library  routine  to  satisfy  a  connection  request  from  a  remote 
  {host}.  A  specified  socket  on  the  local  host  (which  must  be 
  capable  of  accepting  the  connection)  is  connected  to  the 
  requesting  socket  on  the  remote  host.  The  remote  socket's 
  socket  address  is  returned. 
 
  {Unix  manual  pages}:  accept(2),  connect(2). 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 




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