- the act of taking or receiving something offered.
- favorable reception; approval; favor.
- the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.
- the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.
- acceptation(def 1).
- an engagement to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due, as by the person on whom it is drawn.
- an order, draft, etc., that a person or bank has accepted as calling for payment and has thus promised to pay.
Origin of acceptance
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- the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable
- favourable reception; approval
- (often foll by of) belief (in) or assent (to)
- a formal agreement by a debtor to pay a draft, bill, etc
- the document so acceptedCompare bank acceptance
- (plural) Australian and NZ a list of horses accepted as starters in a race
- contract law words or conduct by which a person signifies his assent to the terms and conditions of an offer or agreement
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Word Origin and History for pre-acceptance
1570s, from Middle French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). Earlier in same sense was acceptation (late 14c.).
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