verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of accept
Examples from the Web for accept
In the meantime, he should just accept that the holdup has nothing to do with his politics.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or as her mother tells her, sternly, “You got to accept that life is full of disappointments.”
Many Muslims may disagree with my view, or interpret Islam in a more moderate way, but I cannot accept this religion myself.
“I need [my team] to triangulate as many sources as possible and we then accept the most credible,” Francesco Motta said.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they will have been through so much that, can they accept it?‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But its real mother could not accept this decision, and offered rather to give up her child.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Arnold forced himself to accept the suggestion with some appearance of pleasure.The Lighted Way|E. Phillips Oppenheim
I have now a proposal to make to you, Cecilia—and I have little doubt that you will accept it.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
It was reserved for Rationalism to accept and harmonise the double truth, and to wage war against both infallibilities.The Book Of God|G. W. Foote
I accept his general hint, and watch the somersaulting pair.
British Dictionary definitions for accept
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for accept
Word Origin and History for accept
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.