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Definition 1: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception - [noun denoting act]

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

  • its adoption by society
  • the proposal found wide acceptance

Synonyms for acceptance in the sense of this definition

(acceptance is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of acceptance ) a close affectionate and protective acceptance

"his willing embrace of new ideas" "in the bosom of the family"

Definition 2: the act of taking something that is offered - [noun denoting act]

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

  • her acceptance of the gift encouraged him
  • he anticipated their acceptance of his offer

(acceptance is a kind of ...) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

"the acquisition of wealth" "the acquisition of one company by another"

Definition 3: a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • all people should practice toleration and live together in peace

Synonyms for acceptance in the sense of this definition

(acceptance is a kind of ...) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

(... is a kind of acceptance ) an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all

Definition 4: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he gave credence to the gossip
  • acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years

Synonyms for acceptance in the sense of this definition

(acceptance is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of acceptance ) a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

(... is a kind of acceptance ) an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid

"the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"

Definition 5: (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract) - [noun denoting communication]

(acceptance is a kind of ...) agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

"he gave his assent eagerly" "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"

(acceptance belongs to category ...) that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts

Definition 6: banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for acceptance in the sense of this definition

(acceptance is a kind of ...) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another

Definition 7: the state of being acceptable and accepted - [noun denoting state]

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

  • torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club

(acceptance is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

(... is a kind of acceptance ) a current state of general acceptance and use

(... is a kind of acceptance ) the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

"the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work" "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

(... is a kind of acceptance ) acceptance as satisfactory

"he bought it on approval"

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

(... is a kind of acceptance ) the state of being contented with your situation in life

"he relaxed in sleepy contentedness" "they could read to their heart's content"

(... is a kind of acceptance ) acceptance without protest

(... is a kind of acceptance ) the state of being welcome

"don't outstay your welcome"

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