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Pronunciation:  `aksep'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
  2. [n]  the accepted meaning of a word
  3. [n]  acceptance as true or valid

ACCEPTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acceptance, adoption, espousal, word meaning, word sense
 See Also: acceptance, approval, approving, blessing, bosom, embrace, sense, signified



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac`cep*ta"tion\, n.
1. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard;
   state of being acceptable. [Obs.]

         This is saying worthy of all acceptation. --1 Tim.
                                               i. 15.

         Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great
         dignity and acceptation with God.     --Hooker.

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.

         My words, in common acceptation, Could never give
         this provocation.                     --Gay.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptance, acception, acquiescence, assurance, assuredness, belief, certainty, confidence, credence, credit, credulity, dependence, faith, hope, import, intendment, message, purport, received meaning, reception, reliance, reliance on, sense, significance, significancy, signification, stock, store, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, trust, understanding, usage