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ac·cep·tance

 (ăk-sĕp′təns)
n.
1. The act of taking something offered: the acceptance of a new job.
2. The act of admitting to a group or organization: acceptance of new members into the club.
3. A notification that someone or something has been accepted: received an acceptance from her first-choice college.
4. Favorable reception; approval: Acceptance of seat belts among the public has greatly reduced injuries in car accidents.
5. Belief in something; agreement: Acceptance of the new theory has been slow.
6.
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.
7. 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 ?
When I attended the King in order to deliver the presents, after I had excused the smallness of them, as being, though unworthy his acceptance, the largest that our profession of poverty, and distance from our country, allowed us to make, he examined them one by one with a dissatisfied look, and told me that however he might be pleased with our good attentions, he thought our present such as could not be offered to a king without affronting him; and made me a sign with his hand to withdraw, and take back what I had brought.
There was no manuscript in that thin envelope, therefore it was an acceptance.
Idiotic propositions of a parallel nature have been freely offered for my acceptance, and I have been called upon to admit that I would give Poor Law relief to anybody, anywhere, anyhow.
I cannot suppose that she expected to convince you, the eye-witness; but if she wished later on to spread the story, it was wise of her to try to get your acceptance of it.
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
The papers collected here under the name of 'My Literary Passions' were printed serially in a periodical of such vast circulation that they might well have been supposed to have found there all the acceptance that could be reasonably hoped for them.
Again he hesitated, and then said gently: "I think he would not take advantage of your acceptance, nor expect you to show gratitude.
When it was decided that he should settle here, it came into my head that I might ask his acceptance of some unpretending and suitable little place to lay his own head in.
But let them conceive one more historical contrast: the gigantic broken revelations of that Imperial and Papal city thrust abruptly on the notions of a girl who had been brought up in English and Swiss Puritanism, fed on meagre Protestant histories and on art chiefly of the hand-screen sort; a girl whose ardent nature turned all her small allowance of knowledge into principles, fusing her actions into their mould, and whose quick emotions gave the most abstract things the quality of a pleasure or a pain; a girl who had lately become a wife, and from the enthusiastic acceptance of untried duty found herself plunged in tumultuous preoccupation with her personal lot.
No scheme could have been more agreeable to Elizabeth, and her acceptance of the invitation was most ready and grateful.
Everything honourable and soothing, every present enjoyment, and every future hope was contained in it; and her acceptance, with only the saving clause of Papa and Mamma's approbation, was eagerly given.
He did not know how wide a country, arid and precipitous, must be crossed before the traveller through life comes to an acceptance of reality.