Accept - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈsept|  American pronunciation of the word accept
Brit.  |əkˈsɛpt|  British pronunciation of the word accept


- consider or hold as true
- receive willingly something given or offered(syn: have, take)
- give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to(syn: consent)
- react favorably to; consider right and proper
- admit into a group or community(syn: admit, take)
- take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person(syn: assume, bear)
- tolerate or accommodate oneself to(syn: swallow)

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They offered him the job, and he accepted it.

They offered him the job, and he accepted.

The store doesn't accept credit cards.

A surface that will not accept ink

A computer program ready to accept commands

They accepted some applications and rejected others.

She's still trying to get her manuscript accepted for publication.

They refused to accept his resignation.

A word that has come to be accepted as standard

This treatment is now accepted by many doctors.

I accept the correctness of your statement.

I accept that the proposal may be defeated.

She accepted his present unwillingly.

I accept your kind offer.

Eventually Stella persuaded her to accept an offer of marriage.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: accept
he/she/it: accepts
present participle: accepting
past tense: accepted
past participle: accepted
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