- 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
Related Words for acceptanceacknowledgment, consent, admission, compliance, cooperation, approval, recognition, agreement, accession, affirmation, adoption, concession, reception, nod, undertaking, receipt, assent, go-ahead, okay, permission
Examples from the Web for acceptance
Contemporary Examples of acceptance
And the capital city is a veritable utopia of acceptance and integration.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
A better taxonomy would break us up by words like Acceptance, Partial Denial, and Total Denial.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
In your acceptance speech at the National Book Awards, you said, “War is too strange to be processed alone.”The Veteran Who Took Home the National Book Award
November 25, 2014
For the first time since I put my acceptance letter in the mail, I woke up this morning ashamed of my alma mater.How UVA Is Failing Its Women
November 20, 2014
Removing distinctions like “plus-size” would get her and millions of other women closer to that level of acceptance.Let’s Get Rid of ‘Plus-Size’ for Good
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of acceptance
But her new theory of acceptance did not comprehend everything.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Humility, like the artistic, acceptance of all experiences, is merely a mode of manifestation.
I have, however, to do it, and now and then I have moments of submission and acceptance.
I was not insensible to the advantages of his proposal, and gladly assured him of my acceptance.Tanglewood Tales
An acceptance so direct left Clarence no alternative: his fate was decided.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
- 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
Word Origin and History for acceptance
1570s, from Middle French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). Earlier in same sense was acceptation (late 14c.).