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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

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

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

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

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
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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