• Accept


    • UK IPA: /əkˈsɛpt/, /ˌækˈsɛpt/
    • US IPA: /əkˈsɛpt/
    • Rhymes: -ɛpt
    • Homophones: except (in some dialects)


    • First attested about 1380.
    • From Middle English accepten, from Old French accepter, or directly from Latin accipiō ("receive"), frequentative of accipere, formed from ad- + capiō ("to take").

    Full definition of accept


    1. (transitive) To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
      • unknown date Joseph AddisonShe accepted of a treat.
      • unknown date, Psalms 20:3The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
    2. (transitive) To admit to a place or a group.The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
    3. (transitive) To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.I accept the fact that Christ lived.
    4. (transitive) To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
    5. (transitive) To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
    6. (transitive) To endure patiently.I accept my punishment.
    7. (transitive, legal, business) To agree to pay.
    8. (transitive) To receive officiallyto accept the report of a committee
    9. (intransitive) To receive something willingly.I accept.



    1. (obsolete) Accepted.
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