acceptance acceptance  /æk ˈsɛp təns/


  1. (n) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
  2. (n) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
  3. (n) the state of being acceptable and accepted
  4. (n) (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  5. (n) banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
  6. (n) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  7. (n) the act of taking something that is offered


  1. It took a decade of research for the term acceptance and commitment therapy to first show up in a scientific paper, in 1991.
  2. John McCain summed up his personal virtues, but PTI's political columnist thinks the acceptance speech felt flat.
  3. Eight years after the terrorist attacks on 911, Muslim Americans -- particularly Muslim-American women -- continue to face battles in their struggle for acceptance.


  1. San Diego firm completes $200 million aquisition of Warren-based Asset Acceptance

    Tom Henderson - Shareholders of Warren-based Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. approved the sale of the company Thursday and San Diego-based Encore Capital Group Inc. completed the acquisition in a mixed stock and cash transaction valued at $200 million.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  2. Encore Capital Group Completes Acquisition of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.

    Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. today announced that Encore Capital Group, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Company in a mixed stock and cash tra
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Encore Capital Group Closes Acquisition of Asset Acceptance

    SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. All operating subsidiaries of Asset ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. But Pace told the newspaper "As an individual, I would not want (acceptance of gay behavior) to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else's wife, that we...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: Washington Post

  2. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am," Martin stated on his website. "These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within, and...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Ricky Martin Source: The Money Times

  3. "From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions, and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance," Martin said in a statement. "Michael wants to again apologize to everyone who has been hurt in this...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Billy Martin Source: San Jose Mercury News

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