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Definition of the noun acceptation

What does acceptation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acceptations

  1. acceptance as true or valid
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: acceptance = the state of being acceptable and accepted
  2. the accepted meaning of a word
  3. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Alternative definition of the noun acceptation


  1. [obsolete] acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
  2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acceptation

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Google previewAnnual Report of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1909)

With an Abstract of the Proceedings of the County Agricultural Societies, to the General Assembly of Ohio ... by Ohio State Board of Agriculture

The common acceptation is that one is found about yards and stables and the other in bags. A fertilizer is anything which, if applied to the soil, makes it fertile, while a manure is something which does not fertilize the soil, but carries plant food ...

Google previewThe Law Reports (1898)

House of Lords, and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and peerage cases

“Malice,” said that very learned judge, “in common acceptation means ill-will against a person, but in its legal sense it means a ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

acceptance, acceptation. 1 The first of these, though coming later into the language, has gradually driven out most uses of the second during the last ...

Google previewThe Multilingual Dictionary of Stock Exchange and Investment Terms (1998)

by Igor Sharshakov

De: Akzept Es: Aceptación Fr: Acceptation It: Accettazione Ru: Àêöåïò. Ïðèíÿòèå Acceptance ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

The sense in which a word or expression is understood; signification; meaning; acceptation. An assertion . . . under the common acceptance of it not only false but odious.

Google previewDictionary of International Trade (2005)

Handbook of the Global Trade Community Includes 21 Key Appendices by Edward G. Hinkelman

English German French Spanish aboard an Bord a bord a bordo accept annehmen accepter aceptar acceptable annehmbar acceptable aceptable, admisible, de calidad suficiente acceptance Annahme, Empfang acceptation aceptacion ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

An acceptation plainly intended.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

acceptance, acceptation have both at ...

Google previewDictionary of Philosophy and Psychology (1911)

Including Many of the Principal Conceptions of Ethics, Logic ... by James Mark Baldwin

Simple acceptation: the acceptation of a term to signify a nature abstracted from existence, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1892)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union, with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

The word evidence, in legal acceptation, ...

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Acceptation Meaning

Video shows what acceptation means. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable.. The meaning in which a word or ...

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It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true. (Matthew Henry)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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