1. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

- acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years

Similar word(s): credence

Definition categories: thought, attitude

2. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

- the proposal found wide acceptance

Similar word(s): acceptation, adoption, espousal

Definition categories: act, approval, approving, blessing

3. the state of being acceptable and accepted

- torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club

Definition categories: state, situation

4. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

Definition categories: communication, acquiescence, assent

5. banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

Definition categories: possession, draft

6. a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

Similar word(s): sufferance, toleration

Definition categories: attribute, permissiveness, tolerance

7. the act of taking something that is offered

- her acceptance of the gift encouraged him

- he anticipated their acceptance of his offer

Definition categories: act, acquisition

Sentences with acceptance as a noun:

- the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.