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accept

[ak-sept] /ækˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor:
to accept a present; to accept a proposal.
2.
to agree or consent to; accede to:
to accept a treaty; to accept an apology.
3.
to respond or answer affirmatively to:
to accept an invitation.
4.
to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of:
to accept the office of president.
5.
to receive or admit formally, as to a college or club.
6.
to accommodate or reconcile oneself to:
to accept the situation.
7.
to regard as true or sound; believe:
to accept a claim; to accept Catholicism.
8.
to regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
9.
to receive as to meaning; understand.
10.
Commerce. to acknowledge, by signature, as calling for payment, and thus to agree to pay, as a draft.
11.
(in a deliberative body) to receive as an adequate performance of the duty with which an officer or a committee has been charged; receive for further action:
The report of the committee was accepted.
12.
to receive or contain (something attached, inserted, etc.):
This socket won't accept a three-pronged plug.
13.
to receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without adverse reaction.
Compare reject (def 7).
verb (used without object)
14.
to accept an invitation, gift, position, etc. (sometimes followed by of).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English accepten < Middle French accepter < Latin acceptare, equivalent to ac- ac- + -cep- take, combining form of cap- + -t- frequentative suffix
Related forms
preaccept, verb
reaccept, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
accept, except (see synonym study at except)
Synonyms
2. concede. 7. acknowledge.
Antonyms
1. reject.
Usage note
Accept and except are sometimes confused as verbs because of their similar pronunciations, especially in rapid speech. Accept means “to take or receive” (I accept this trophy), while except means “to exclude” (Certain types of damage are excepted from coverage in this insurance policy).
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British Dictionary definitions for re-accept

accept

/əkˈsɛpt/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to take or receive (something offered)
2.
to give an affirmative reply to: to accept an invitation
3.
to take on the responsibilities, duties, etc, of: he accepted office
4.
to tolerate or accommodate oneself to
5.
to consider as true or believe in (a philosophy, theory, etc): I cannot accept your argument
6.
(may take a clause as object) to be willing to grant or believe: you must accept that he lied
7.
to receive with approval or admit, as into a community, group, etc
8.
(commerce) to agree to pay (a bill, draft, shipping document, etc), esp by signing
9.
to receive as adequate, satisfactory, or valid
10.
to receive, take, or hold (something applied, inserted, etc)
11.
(archaic) (intransitive) sometimes foll by of. to take or receive an offer, invitation, etc
Derived Forms
accepter, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin acceptāre, from ad- to + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for re-accept

accept

v.

late 14c., "to take what is offered," from Old French accepter (14c.) or directly from Latin acceptare "take or receive willingly," frequentative of accipere "receive," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Accepted; accepting.

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