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Definition 1: consider or hold as true - [verb of cognition]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
  • accept an argument

(accept is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

"The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne" "We do not recognize your gods"

(... is a kind of accept ) acknowledge praise or accept credit

"They finally took a bow for what they did"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as legally binding and valid

"acknowledge the deed"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as inevitable

"He resigned himself to his fate"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept (documents) as valid

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as true or valid

"He received Christ"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

(... is a kind of accept ) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

"She embraced Catholicism" "They adopted the Jewish faith"

(... is a kind of accept ) show respect towards

"honor your parents!"

(accept has a similar meaning as ...) react favorably to; consider right and proper

"People did not accept atonal music at that time" "We accept the idea of universal health care"

Definition 2: react favorably to; consider right and proper - [verb of cognition]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • People did not accept atonal music at that time
  • We accept the idea of universal health care

(accept is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(accept has a similar meaning as ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 3: tolerate or accommodate oneself to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
  • I swallowed the insult
  • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Definition 4: be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal - [verb of cognition]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cow accepted the bull

(accept is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

Definition 5: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to - [verb of communication]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot accept your invitation
  • I go for this resolution

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(... is a kind of accept ) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

"She gave herself to many men"

(... is a kind of accept ) consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something

"She agreed to all my conditions" "He agreed to leave her alone"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept despite lack of complete satisfaction

"We settled for a lower price"

(... is a kind of accept ) consent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use

(... is a kind of accept ) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of accept ) consent reluctantly

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as a charge

Definition 6: receive willingly something given or offered - [verb of possession]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of accept ) 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"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept gladly

"I welcome your proposals"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept as pay

"we honor checks and drafts"

(... is a kind of accept ) take up and practice as one's own

(accept has a similar meaning as ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

Definition 7: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person - [verb of possession]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of accept ) accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions

Definition 8: admit into a group or community - [verb of possession]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • accept students for graduate study
  • We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of accept ) receive into a religious order or congregation

(accept has a similar meaning as ...) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

"admit someone to the profession" "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"

Definition 9: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee - [verb of possession]

(accept is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

Definition 10: make use of or accept for some purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a risk
  • take an opportunity

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of accept ) take or assume for one's own use

"He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"

Definition 11: be designed to hold or take - [verb of stative]

Samples where accept or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This surface will not take the dye

Synonyms for accept in the sense of this definition

(accept is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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