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ac·cep·tance

 (ăk-sĕp′təns)
n.
1. The act or process of accepting.
2. The state of being accepted or acceptable.
3. Favorable reception; approval.
4. Belief in something; agreement.
5.
a. A formal indication by a debtor of willingness to pay a draft or bill of exchange.
b. An instrument so accepted, especially a bankers' acceptance.
6. Law The demonstration of agreement with the terms and conditions of another's offer so that the offer becomes a contract between the two parties.

acceptance

(əkˈsɛptəns)
n
1. the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable
2. favourable reception; approval
3. (often foll by of) belief (in) or assent (to)
4. (Commerce) commerce
a. a formal agreement by a debtor to pay a draft, bill, etc
b. the document so accepted. Compare bank acceptance
5. (Horse Racing) (plural) Austral and NZ a list of horses accepted as starters in a race
6. (Law) contract law words or conduct by which a person signifies his assent to the terms and conditions of an offer or agreement

ac•cept•ance

(ækˈsɛp təns)

n.
1. the act of taking or receiving something offered.
2. favorable reception; approval; favor.
3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.
4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.
5.
a. a pledge to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due.
b. an order, draft, or bill of exchange that has been accepted.
[1565–75]

acceptance

1. the acknowledgment of a bill of exchange, in writing across the back, binding the acceptor to make payment.
2. the bill so endorsed.
See also: Finance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acceptance - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as trueacceptance - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
attitude, mental attitude - 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"
fatalism - a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
recognition - 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"
2.acceptance - the act of accepting with approvalacceptance - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
embrace, bosom - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
3.acceptance - the state of being acceptable and acceptedacceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
situation, state of affairs - 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"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
vogue - a current state of general acceptance and use
acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition - 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"
favorable reception, favourable reception, approval - acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"
acceptation - acceptance as true or valid
contentedness, content - the state of being contented with your situation in life; "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"
acquiescence - acceptance without protest
welcome - the state of being welcome; "don't outstay your welcome"
rejection - the state of being rejected
4.acceptance - (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)acceptance - (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
contract law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts
assent, acquiescence - agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
5.acceptance - banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
bill of exchange, draft, order of payment - a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
6.acceptance - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situationsacceptance - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
permissiveness, tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
self acceptance - an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all
7.acceptance - the act of taking something that is offeredacceptance - the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"

acceptance

noun
1. accepting, taking, receiving, obtaining, acquiring, reception, receipt The party is being downgraded by its acceptance of secret donations.
2. acknowledgement, agreement, belief, approval, recognition, admission, consent, consensus, adoption, affirmation, assent, credence, accession, approbation, concurrence, accedence, stamp or seal of approval a theory that is steadily gaining acceptance
3. approval, following, support, embracing, adoption, endorsement, espousal Avant-garde music has not found general public acceptance.
4. recognition, appreciation, acknowledgment an effort to ensure that the disabled achieve real acceptance
6. submission, yielding, resignation, concession, compliance, deference, passivity, acquiescence He thought about it for a moment, then nodded his reluctant acceptance.

acceptance

noun
1. The act or process of accepting:
Informal: OK.
2. Favorable regard:
Translations
مُوَافَقَة
přijetí
acceptdet at acceptere
heakskiitmine
viîtaka, òága
pozitiven odgovorsprejetje

acceptance

[əkˈseptəns]
A. N
1. [of gift, invitation, apology, offer, cheque] → aceptación f
2. (= approval) → aprobación f, acogida f
to meet with general acceptancetener una buena acogida general
to win acceptancelograr la aprobación
B. CPD acceptance credit Ncrédito m de aceptación

acceptance

[ækˈsɛptəns] n
[invitation, offer, proposal] → acceptation f
a letter of acceptance → une lettre d'acceptation acceptance speech
(= approval) [idea, theory, trend] → approbation f; [authority] → acceptation f
to gain acceptance → recevoir un accueil favorable
to meet with general acceptance → être favorablement accueilli(e) par tous
[person] → accueil m favorable
to gain acceptance → être bien accepté(e)
[change, fate, unpleasant fact] → acceptation facceptance speech ndiscours m de réception

acceptance

n
(of offer, gift, excuse)Annahme f; (of suggestion, work also, report, findings)Akzeptierung f; (of responsibility)Übernahme f; (= believing: of story) → Glauben nt; (= receiving: of award) → Entgegennahme f; his acceptance into the familyseine Aufnahme in der or die Familie; to find or win or gain acceptance (theories, people)anerkannt werden, Anerkennung finden; to meet with general acceptanceallgemeine Anerkennung finden
(= recognition: of need, fact) → Anerkennung f
(= toleration: of behaviour, fate, conditions) → Hinnahme f
(Comm) (of cheque, orders)Annahme f; (of delivery also)Abnahme f

acceptance

:
acceptance house
n (Fin) → Akzept- or Wechselbank f
acceptance trials

acceptance

[əkˈsɛptns] naccettazione f; (of person, by others) → accoglienza (favorevole); (for job, membership) → accettazione; (of proposal) → accoglimento
I've received two acceptances → ho ricevuto due risposte positive
to meet with general acceptance → incontrare il favore or il consenso generale

accept

(əkˈsept) verb
1. to take (something offered). He accepted the gift.
2. to believe in, agree to or acknowledge. We accept your account of what happened; Their proposal was accepted; He accepted responsibility for the accident.
acˈceptable adjective
1. satisfactory. The decision should be acceptable to most people.
2. pleasing. a very acceptable gift.
acˈceptably adverb
acˈceptance noun
We have had few acceptances to our invitation.
acˈcepted adjective
generally recognized. It is an accepted fact that the world is round.

acceptance

n (stage of grief, etc.) aceptación f (etapa del duelo, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
Demi paused to consider the new relationship before he compromised himself by the rash acceptance of a bribe, which took the tempting form of a family of wooden bears from Berne.
What construction must they have put upon her father's acceptance of their presents--of their company--of her freedom in their presence?
When that shall happen, I desire no other revenge than your acceptance of the best offices in my power to do you.
He possessed no power of thought no depth of feeling, no troublesome sensibilities: nothing, in short, but a few commonplace instincts, which, aided by the cheerful temper which grew inevitably out of his physical well-being, did duty very respectably, and to general acceptance, in lieu of a heart.
I felt that I doubtless needn't press too hard, in such company, on the place of a servant in the scale; but there was nothing to prevent an acceptance of my companion's own measure of my predecessor's abasement.
Their entire being was reduced to a monotonous dead level of patience, resignation, dumb uncomplaining acceptance of whatever might befall them in this life.
She instantly wrote Sir John Middleton her acknowledgment of his kindness, and her acceptance of his proposal; and then hastened to shew both letters to her daughters, that she might be secure of their approbation before her answer were sent.
If I had a good place, and was treated well here, I should beg acceptance of a trifle, instead of taking of it.
Your acceptance of it, and your observance of it as binding, is the only remaining condition that I am charged with, by the person from whom I take my instructions, and for whom I am not otherwise responsible.
God made thee perfet, not immutable; And good he made thee, but to persevere He left it in thy power, ordaind thy will By nature free, not over-rul'd by Fate Inextricable, or strict necessity; Our voluntarie service he requires, Not our necessitated, such with him Findes no acceptance, nor can find, for how Can hearts, not free, be tri'd whether they serve Willing or no, who will but what they must By Destinie, and can no other choose?
So saying, he lifted the coronet, and placed it upon Rowena's head, in token of her acceptance of the temporary authority assigned to her.
In noveldom woman still sets the moral standard, and to her the males, who are in full revolt against the acceptance of the infatuation of a pair of lovers as the highest manifestation of the social instinct, and against the restriction of the affections within the narrow circle of blood relationship, and of the political sympathies within frontiers, are to her what she calls heartless brutes.