1350-1400;Middle Englishaccepten < Middle Frenchaccepter < Latinacceptare, equivalent to ac-ac- + -cep- take, combining form of cap- + -t- frequentative suffix
reaccept, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
accept, except (see usage note at the current entry)
2. concede. 7. acknowledge.
The verbs accept and except are sometimes confused because of their similar pronunciations, especially in rapid speech. Accept means “to take or receive” (I accept this trophy), while except means “to exclude” (Certain types of damage are excepted from coverage in this insurance policy).
late 14c., "to take what is offered," from Old French accepter (14c.) or directly from Latin acceptare "take or receive willingly," frequentative of accipere "receive," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Accepted; accepting.