accept accept  /æk ˈsɛpt/


  1. (v) consider or hold as true
  2. (v) receive willingly something given or offered
  3. (v) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  4. (v) react favorably to; consider right and proper
  5. (v) admit into a group or community
  6. (v) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  7. (v) tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  8. (v) be designed to hold or take
  9. (v) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  10. (v) make use of or accept for some purpose
  11. (v) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal




  1. Many recruiters won't even accept CVs with photos attached for fear of lawsuits.
  2. Maybe we accept things as they are because poverty has always been with us and we think nothing will change.
  3. Despite Tehran's insistence it will not negotiate its disputed nuclear program, the Obama administration says it and five partner nations have accepted Iran's offer to hold talks.


  1. Clearwire urges shareholders to accept Dish offer

    By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp's board urged shareholders on Wednesday to accept a tender offer from Dish Network Corp over an earlier deal with majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp to buy out the minority shareholders of the wireless service provider. The decision was a boost for Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen who is also in a takeover battle with SoftBank Corp to take full ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Clearwire Urges Stockholders To Accept DISH Network Offer - Update

    Clearwire Urges Stockholders To Accept DISH Network Offer - Update
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Clearwire Recommends Stockholders To Accept DISH Network's Offer - Quick Facts

    Clearwire Recommends Stockholders To Accept DISH Network's Offer - Quick Facts
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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  1. As he said in his Cairo speech, "The US does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New Republic (blog)

  2. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

  3. "I accept responsibility for those two days. If what I did was an error in judgment, I apologise," Pettitte said. "I was on the disabled list, and I had heard that human growth hormone could promote faster healing for my elbow. I felt an...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Andy Pettitte Source: BBC News

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