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Dictionary definition for: Accept

1. (v) consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

4. (v) 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. (v) 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"

6. (v) take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

7. (v) 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"

8. (v) be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"

9. (v) of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

10. (v) make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk" "take an opportunity"

11. (v) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"

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