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English

Etymology

From French accepter, or from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] acceptare, frequentative of accipere, formed from ad- + capere "to take".

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to accept

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to accept (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To receive, especially with a consent, with favour or with approval.
    • She accepted of a treat. - Joseph Addison
    • The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. - Psalms 20:3
  2. (transitive) To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  3. (transitive) To endure patiently.
    I accept my punishment.
  4. (transitive) (commerce) To agree to pay.
  5. (transitive) To receive officially; as, to accept the report of a committee.

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Adjective

accept

  1. (obsolete) Accepted.
    • Pass our accept and peremptory answer. - Shakespeare: Henry V, V-ii

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