(adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Accepted.


1. consider or hold as true

- I cannot accept the dogma of this church

- accept an argument

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

2. receive willingly something given or offered

- Please accept my present

Similar word(s): have, take

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

3. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

- I cannot accept your invitation

Similar word(s): consent

Definition categories: communication, react, respond

4. react favorably to; consider right and proper

- People did not accept atonal music at that time

- We accept the idea of universal health care

Definition categories: cognition, react, respond

5. admit into a group or community

- accept students for graduate study

Similar word(s): admit, take

Definition categories: possession, accept, have, take

6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

- I'll accept the charges

Similar word(s): assume, bear

Definition categories: possession, take

7. tolerate or accommodate oneself to

- I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions

Similar word(s): swallow

Definition categories: cognition, abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

8. be designed to hold or take

Similar word(s): take

Definition categories: stative, be

9. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

Definition categories: possession, have, receive

10. make use of or accept for some purpose

Similar word(s): take

Definition categories: possession

11. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

- The cow accepted the bull

Definition categories: cognition, react, respond

Sentences with accept as a verb:

- The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.

- I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

- I accept my punishment.

- to accept the report of a committee

- I accept.