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Dictionary definition for: Acceptance

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society" "the proposal found wide acceptance"

3. (n) the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

4. (n) (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

5. (n) banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

6. (n) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

7. (n) the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him" "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

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