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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 refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon

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
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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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