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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accepting 
  adj  :  tolerating  without  protest;  "always  more  accepting  of 
  coaching  suggestion  than  her  teammates";  "the 
  atmosphere  was  judged  to  be  more  supporting  and 
  accepting" 




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