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Definition of Accept


  1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
  2. To receive with favor; to approve.
  3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  5. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
  6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
  7. Accepted.

Accept Quotations

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Tom Brady

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Accept Translations

accept in Afrikaans is aanvaar, neem, aanneem
accept in Danish is modtage
accept in Dutch is accepteren, aanvaarden
accept in Finnish is ottaa vastaan
accept in German is entgegennehmen, einsehen
accept in Latin is accipio, suscipio
accept in Norwegian is godta, ta imot
accept in Portuguese is aceite, aceitar
accept in Spanish is aceptar, tomar
accept in Swedish is antaga, acceptera, anamma, godtaga
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