Dictionary Results for accept


1. accept - verb

· consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge

Antonym(s): reject




2. accept - verb

· receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"

Synonym(s): take, have

Hypernym(s): get, acquire

Antonym(s): refuse




3. accept - verb

· give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

Synonym(s): consent, go_for

Hypernym(s): react, respond

Antonym(s): refuse




4. accept - verb

· react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"

Hypernym(s): react, respond




5. accept - verb

· admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

Synonym(s): admit, take, take_on

Hypernym(s): accept, take, have




6. accept - verb

· take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

Synonym(s): bear, take_over, assume

Hypernym(s): take




7. accept - verb

· tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

Synonym(s): live_with, swallow

Hypernym(s): digest, endure, stick_out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put_up




8. accept - verb

· be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"

Synonym(s): take

Hypernym(s): be




9. accept - verb

· receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

Hypernym(s): receive, have




10. accept - verb

· make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

Synonym(s): take




11. accept - verb

· be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"

Hypernym(s): react, respond





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