Dictionary Results for acceptance


1. acceptance - noun

· the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

Synonym(s): credence

Hypernym(s): attitude, mental_attitude




2. acceptance - noun

· the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

Synonym(s): adoption, acceptation, espousal

Hypernym(s): blessing, approval, approving




3. acceptance - noun

· the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

Hypernym(s): situation, state_of_affairs

Antonym(s): rejection




4. acceptance - noun

· (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

Hypernym(s): assent, acquiescence




5. acceptance - noun

· banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

Synonym(s): banker%27s_acceptance

Hypernym(s): draft, bill_of_exchange, order_of_payment




6. acceptance - noun

· a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

Synonym(s): toleration, sufferance

Hypernym(s): permissiveness, tolerance




7. acceptance - noun

· the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

Hypernym(s): acquisition





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