accept(redirected from accepts)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
If someone offers you something and you accept it, you agree to take it.
If you accept someone's advice or suggestion, you decide to do what they advise or suggest.
However, don't say that you 'accept to do' what someone suggests. You say that you agree to do it.
If you accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, you recognize that it cannot be changed.
Don't confuse accept /ək'sept/ with except /ɪk'sept/.
Accept is a verb. If someone offers you something and you accept it, you agree to take it.
Except is a preposition or conjunction. You use it to show that a statement does not include a particular thing or person.
Past participle: accepted
|Verb||1.||accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"|
recognize, acknowledge, know, recognise - accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
sweep up, embrace, espouse, adopt - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
believe - accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"
receive - accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"
approbate - accept (documents) as valid
accept - react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
acknowledge - accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed"
take a bow - acknowledge praise or accept credit; "They finally took a bow for what they did"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
|2.||accept - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"|
receive, have - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
admit, take on, accept, take - admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
welcome - accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"
|3.||accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"|
give - consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
agree - consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
settle - accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
contract in - consent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
|4.||accept - react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"|
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
|5.||accept - admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"|
profess - receive into a religious order or congregation
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
|6.||accept - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"|
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
|7.||accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"|
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
|8.||accept - be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|9.||accept - receive (a report) officially, as from a committee|
|10.||accept - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"|
co-opt - take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
|11.||accept - be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"|
take on refuse, deny, decline, reject, spurn, repudiate, disown, rebut
the Academy accepted the word in 1970 → la Academia admitió la palabra en 1970
it is accepted that → se reconoce or admite que ...
I do not accept that way of doing it → no apruebo ese modo de hacerlo
to accept responsibility for sth → asumir la responsabilidad de algo
he was accepted as one of us → se lo admitió or acogió como a uno de nosotros
to accept that ... → admettre que ...
accept[əkˈsɛpt] vt (gen) → accettare; (acknowledge) → ammettere
I can't accept that he's really in financial difficulties → mi rifiuto di credere che abbia davvero delle difficoltà economiche
he refused to accept defeat → non ha voluto ammettere la sua sconfitta
it's the accepted thing → è un'usanza comunemente accettata