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ac·cept

 (ăk-sĕpt′)
v. ac·cept·ed, ac·cept·ing, ac·cepts
v.tr.
1.
a. To answer affirmatively: accept an invitation.
b. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
2. To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval: accepted a glass of water; accepted their contract.
3. To admit to a group, organization, or place: accepted me as a new member of the club.
4.
a. To regard as proper, usual, or right: Such customs are widely accepted.
b. To regard as true; believe in: Scientists have accepted the new theory.
c. To understand as having a specific meaning.
5. To endure resignedly or patiently: accept one's fate.
6. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted): This wood will not accept oil paints.
7. To receive officially: accept the committee's report.
8. To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement.
9. To take payment in the form of: a store that does not accept checks.
10. Medicine To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
v.intr.
To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.

[Middle English accepten, from Latin acceptāre, frequentative of accipere, to receive : ad-, ad- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cept′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accepting - tolerating without protestaccepting - tolerating without protest; "always more accepting of coaching suggestion than her teammates"; "the atmosphere was judged to be more supporting and accepting"
acceptive - inclined to accept rather than reject; "she was seldom acceptive of my suggestions"
Translations

accepting

adj to be accepting of something/somebodyfür etw/jdn offen or zugänglich sein; (= tolerant)etw/jdm gegenüber tolerant sein
References in classic literature ?
But, if he should accept it; if he should even think of accepting it
If the commanders had been guided by reason, it would seem that it must have been obvious to Napoleon that by advancing thirteen hundred miles and giving battle with a probability of losing a quarter of his army, he was advancing to certain destruction, and it must have been equally clear to Kutuzov that by accepting battle and risking the loss of a quarter of his army he would certainly lose Moscow.
In giving and accepting battle at Borodino, Kutuzov acted involuntarily and irrationally.
Perhaps I did wrong to insist upon accepting a good situation when it was offered me, seeing that from my last experience in that way I derived a shock which was anything but a matter for jesting.
Dashwood, persuaded that such an excursion would be productive of much amusement to both her daughters, and perceiving through all her affectionate attention to herself, how much the heart of Marianne was in it, would not hear of their declining the offer upon HER account; insisted on their both accepting it directly; and then began to foresee, with her usual cheerfulness, a variety of advantages that would accrue to them all, from this separation.
Jennings," said Marianne, "at least it need not prevent MY accepting her invitation.
He had a method of accepting things, without questioning the why and wherefore.
Some mothers would have insisted on their daughter's accepting so good an offer on the first overture; but I could not reconcile it to myself to force Frederica into a marriage from which her heart revolted, and instead of adopting so harsh a measure merely propose to make it her own choice, by rendering her thoroughly uncomfortable till she does accept him--but enough of this tiresome girl.
I ought, however, to say, that Betts insisted on Julia's receiving $125 for me, accepting from Julia a handsome wedding present of equal value, but in another form.
Whether we're facing a minor problem or a major difficulty, the first step to moving forward is accepting reality just as it is.
Summary: Most people confuse being accepting for being submissive
The recruitment centre in the A'Dhahirah Governorate invited (30) jobseekers to attend job interviews, (24) of them showed up, and (7) job seekers accepted the job offered to them with one job seeker accepting the self-employment opportunity offered by 'Sanad' programme.