acceptance : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years
  • n  the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    the proposal found wide acceptance
  • n  the state of being acceptable and accepted
    torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club
  • n  (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  • n  banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
  • n  a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  • n  the act of taking something that is offered
    her acceptance of the gift encouraged him
    he anticipated their acceptance of his offer

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


  • Gen Peter Pace in Washington Post
    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...
  • Ricky Martin in The Money Times
    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...
  • Billy Martin in San Jose Mercury News
    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...

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