Definitions for accept

Definitions for (verb) accept

Main entry: swallow, live with, accept

Definition: tolerate or accommodate oneself to

Usage: I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions; I swallowed the insult; She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Main entry: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument

Main entry: accept

Definition: be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

Usage: The cow accepted the bull

Main entry: accept

Definition: react favorably to; consider right and proper

Usage: People did not accept atonal music at that time; We accept the idea of universal health care

Main entry: consent, accept, go for

Definition: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

Usage: I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution

Main entry: take, accept

Definition: make use of or accept for some purpose

Usage: take a risk; take an opportunity

Main entry: accept

Definition: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

Main entry: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: 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

Main entry: accept, admit, take, take on

Definition: admit into a group or community

Usage: accept students for graduate study; We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Main entry: bear, accept, assume, take over

Definition: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Usage: I'll accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

Main entry: accept, take

Definition: be designed to hold or take

Usage: This surface will not take the dye

Visual thesaurus for accept