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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
accept (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to receive willingly - accept a gift
b) to be able or designed to take or hold (something applied or added) - a surface that will not accept ink
2.
to give admittance or approval to - accept her as one of the group
3.
a) to without protest or reaction - endure accept poor living conditions
b) to regard as proper, normal, or - inevitable the idea is widely accepted
c) to recognize as true - believe refused to accept the explanation
4.
a) to make a favorable response to - accept an offer
b) to agree to undertake (a responsibility) - accept a job
5.
to assume an to pay - obligation , also to take in payment - we don't accept personal checks
6.
intransitive verb
to receive (a legislative report) officially to receive favorably something offered - usually used with of a heart more disposed to accept of his Jane Austen
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
accept (verb)
1.
to agree to receive whether willingly or reluctantly
SYNONIMS:
accept, have
RELATED WORDS:
accede (to), assent (to), concede (to), confirm, consent (to), OK ( okay), ratify, sanction, warrant; acquiesce (to), bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to); abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, shoulder, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, swallow, sweat out, tolerate; adopt, embrace, welcome
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dissent (to), object (to), oppose, protest; hold off, resist, withstand; combat, contest, fight
decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down, veto
accept (verb)
2.
to have a favorable opinion of
SYNONIMS:
accept, care (for), countenance, favor, OK ( okay), subscribe (to)
RELATED WORDS:
acclaim, applaud, laud, praise, salute; back (up), concur (in), stand by, support, sustain, uphold; bear, endure, tolerate; assent (to), consent (to); commend, recommend; enjoy, like
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), oppose
disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on upon)
accept (verb)
3.
to regard as right or true
SYNONIMS:
accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, trust
RELATED WORDS:
account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, infer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, dispute
disbelieve, discredit, reject
accept (verb)
4.
to take to or upon oneself
SYNONIMS:
accept, bear, shoulder, take over, undertake
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, embrace, take up; advocate, back, champion, endorse ( indorse), espouse, stand by, support, uphold; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; reaccept, reassume
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abjure, recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); avoid, bypass, detour; abandon, abnegate, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; back down, back off, backtrack
disavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate
accept (verb)
5.
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
SYNONIMS:
abide, absorb, accept, bide, brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear
RELATED WORDS:
allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)
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