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Accept

Accept appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Olli'd accept a fat peccadillo.
  • Now, oh what peccadillo panic in a poll I’d accept!… Ah, who won?
  • Now I may let a lost peccadillo dared nudely, tsar, ban a bra styled under a doll I’d accept so lately… Am I won?
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ACCEPT has all the letters in alphabetical order.

Accept is sometimes a misspelling of except.

The word accept is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective accept

What does accept mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [obsolete] Accepted.

Definition of the verb accept

What does accept mean as a doing word?

Accept is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: accepted | accepting | accepts

  1. consider or hold as true
    • examples: I cannot accept the dogma of this church | accept an argument
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-extraction]He described what we should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-infinitive clause]He described what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]He described going to work
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): define, describe, envisage, identify, imagine, portray, recollect, remember, represent, visualize.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • antonym: reject
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific terms:
  2. receive willingly something given or offered
  3. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  4. react favorably to; consider right and proper
    • examples: People did not accept atonal music at that time | We accept the idea of universal health care
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, how-extraction]I accept how you do itApprove Verbs: discourage, encourage, reject, understand
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, possessive with -ing]I accepted their writing novels
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I accepted that they wrote novels
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, what-extraction]I accepted what they were doing
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, not sentential clause]I accepted it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-extraction]He described what we should doVerbs with Predicative Complements: define, describe, envisage, identify, imagine, portray, recollect, remember, represent, visualize
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-infinitive clause]He described what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]He described going to work
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: react / respond = show a response or a reaction to something
  5. admit into a group or community
    • examples: accept students for graduate study | Sam cannot accept Sue
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of accept: admit / take / take on
    • more generic words: have / take = receive willingly something given or offered
    • more specific word: profess = receive into a religious order or congregation
  6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  7. tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  8. be designed to hold or take
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of accept: take
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  9. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: have / receive = get something
  10. make use of or accept for some purpose
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of accept: take
    • more specific word: co-opt = take or assume for one's own use
  11. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    • example: The cow accepted the bull
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: react / respond = show a response or a reaction to something

Alternative definition of the verb accept

verb

  1. [transitive] To receive, especially with a consent, with favour or with approval.
  2. [transitive] To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
  3. [transitive] To endure patiently.
  4. [transitive, legal, business] To agree to pay.
  5. [transitive] To receive officially

Specialised definition of the verb accept

Glossary of sports

to take something which is being offered (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Group

Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can be traced back to the late 1960s. The band played an important role in the development of speed and thrash metal, being part of the German heavy metal scene, which emerged in the early to mid-1980s. Accept achieved commercial success with their fifth studio album Balls to the Wall, which remains the band's only album to be certified gold in the United States and Canada, and spawned their well-known hit "Balls to the Wall".

Music

  1. "Accept": Accept is the self-titled debut album released by German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release. Bassist Peter Baltes performs lead vocals on "Seawinds" and "Sounds of War".
  2. "Accept" is the fourth album by the blues band, Chicken Shack, released in 1970. Accept was Chicken Shack's last album on the Blue Horizon label. This album was also the last for Andy Sylvester, Dave Bidwell and Paul Raymond as members of Chicken Shack. It also marks a departure from pure blues to a more progressive and psychedelic sound.

Miscellanea

  1. Accept is a nongovernmental organization that advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Romania. It is based in Bucharest and also acts as the Romanian representative at ILGA-Europe. The organisation also advocates on behalf of individuals with HIV-AIDS and carries out several programs to encourage safe sex.
  2. Accept is the publishing company of Inklusiv magazine.

Phrases with Accept

  1. Accept Service
  2. To Accept Service
  3. Do You Accept Credit Cards
  4. Do You Accept American Dollars
  5. Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accept

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Google previewIs America in Bible Prophecy? (2009)

by Mark Hitchcock

Noted prophecy expert Tim LaHaye observes: “One of the hardest things for American prophecy students to accept is that the United States is not clearly mentioned in Bible prophecy, yet our nation is the only superpower in the world today.

Google previewInvesting in Mortgage Securities (2002)

by Laurence G. Taff

a more sophisticated interpretation for the interest rate you are willing to accept is that the interest you charge is the price for your deferment of immediate consumption. With many tens of thousands of participants in the financial ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

strengthen stress, underline, underscore accept acknowledge, acquire, admit, adopt, assume, avow, believe, buy, concede, confirm, consent, gain, get, perceive, receive, recognise, secure, take, understand, value, yield acceptable adequate ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

CONSIGNATION The depositing of the things due at the disposal of judicial authority, after the creditor to whom tender of payment has been made refuses without just cause to accept it. — Arts. 1256 & 1258, Civil Code. The act of depositing ...

Google previewThe law-dictionary (1811)

explaining the rise, progress, and present state, of the English law; defining and interpreting the terms or words of art; and comprising copious information on the subjects of law, trade, and government by Giles Jacob

A conditional acceptance, when the conditions on which it depends are performed, becomes absolute. Coiap. 571. But if the conditions on which the agreement to accept a bill is made, be not complied with, that agreement will be discharged.

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Usage statistics about accept

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb accept:

spoken English40.63%written English59.38% conversational speech14.23%task-oriented speech85.77% imaginative writing37.19%informational writing62.81%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb accept:

consentswallowbearadmitassumeaccepttakehave

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb accept and its most common antonyms:

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Quotes about Accept

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (Reinhold Niebuhr)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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