Acceptance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈseptəns|  American pronunciation of the word acceptance
Brit.  |əkˈsɛpt(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word acceptance


- the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true(syn: credence)
- the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception(syn: acceptation, adoption, espousal)
- the state of being acceptable and accepted
- (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
- banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
- a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations (syn: sufferance, toleration)
- the act of taking something that is offered


The university has sent me a letter of acceptance.

He delivered an acceptance speech after he was chosen as the party's presidential nominee.

The Party is being degraded by its acceptance of secret donations.

Several shareholders have withdrawn earlier acceptances of the offer.

Neither John nor I were sportsmen in the proper acceptance of the word.

He wrote a letter of acceptance (=a letter in which you agree to accept a job, university place etc) to the university.

There is still not widespread acceptance that fathers can care for children as well as mothers do.

This management style gained acceptance in the 1980s.

By the end of the trial, Nicolas moved towards acceptance of his fate.

Acceptance by their peer group is important to most youngsters.

acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years

torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club

her acceptance of the gift encouraged him

he anticipated their acceptance of his offer

His theories have not yet found full acceptance.

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