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Pronunciation:  ak'septuns

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  1. [n]  the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
  2. [n]  the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
  3. [n]  a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  6. [n]  banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
  7. [n]  the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

ACCEPTANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acceptation, adoption, banker's acceptance, credence, espousal, sufferance, toleration
 Antonyms: rejection
 See Also: acceptation, acknowledgement, acknowledgment, acquiescence, acquiescence, acquisition, approval, approval, approving, assent, attitude, bill of exchange, blessing, bosom, content, contentedness, currency, draft, eligibility, embrace, favorable reception, favourable reception, mental attitude, order of payment, permissiveness, recognition, self acceptance, situation, state of affairs, tolerance, vogue, welcome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*cept"ance\, n.
1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with
   approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp.,
   favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a
   gift, office, doctrine, etc.

         They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar.
                                               --Isa. lx. 7.

2. State of being accepted; acceptableness. ``Makes it
   assured of acceptance.'' --Shak.

3. (Com.)
   (a) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill
       of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to
       the terms of the acceptance.
   (b) The bill itself when accepted.

4. An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is
   concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or
   taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought,
   or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking
   possession as owner.

5. (Law) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act
   which binds the person in law.

Note: What acts shall amount to such an acceptance is often a
      question of great nicety and difficulty. --Mozley & W.

Note: In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the
      constituent elements into which all contracts are

{Acceptance of a bill of exchange}, {check}, {draft}, or
{order}, is an engagement to pay it according to the terms.
   This engagement is usually made by writing the word
   ``accepted'' across the face of the bill.

{Acceptance of goods}, under the statute of frauds, is an
   intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of
   the transaction.

6. Meaning; acceptation. [Obs.]

{Acceptance of persons}, partiality, favoritism. See under

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The taking and receiving of anything in good faith with the intention of retaining it.
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