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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
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