Ac`cept´   Pronunciation: ăk`sĕpt´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.]
1.To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
If you accept them, then their worth is great.
- Shak.
To accept of ransom for my son.
- Milton.
She accepted of a treat.
- Addison.
2.To receive with favor; to approve.
3.To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
4.To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
5.(Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
6.In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
To accept a bill
(Law) to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.
To accept service
(Law) to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.
To accept the person
(Eccl.) to show favoritism.
- Gal. ii. 6.
Verb1.accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
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"
Synonyms: take, have
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
3.accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
Synonyms: consent, go for
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
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"
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"
Synonyms: admit, take on, take
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"
Synonyms: assume, take over, bear
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 idiosyncracies"
Synonyms: live with, swallow
8.accept - be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
Synonyms: take
9.accept - of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
10.accept - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
Synonyms: take
11.accept - be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
(library, networking)accept - Berkeley Unix networking socket library routine to satisfy a connection request from a remote host. A specified socket on the local host (which must be capable of accepting the connection) is connected to the requesting socket on the remote host. The remote socket's socket address is returned.

Unix manual pages: accept(2), connect(2).
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