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[ ak-sep-ting ]


  1. amenable; open:

    She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.

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Other Words From

  • ac·cepting·ly adverb
  • ac·cepting·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of accepting1

First recorded in 1570–80; accept + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

As for my dating experience with H- men, I’ve found that they tend to be more accepting of my diagnosis.

Even when the world with its bigotry was singularly cruel to her, she refused to see it for anything less than its potential to be a place more rational, more equitable, and more accepting.

So it’s the moderate Republicans who are more accepting of dissent, since they are the ones more likely to be dissenting from the party line.

Neither party, happily, was very accepting of elected officials who might encourage political violence.

So, I tend to be a lot more tolerant, a little more accepting.

This is about no longer accepting that—as so many others have stated—a family would rather have a dead son than a living daughter.

Buddhist or Jewish dominant countries are more accepting than Christian or Muslim dominant ones.

The lawyers accuse Spinal Solutions of selling counterfeit implants and doctors of accepting kickbacks in return for using them.

No longer burdened by his role as leader, he is fully accepting and even embracing its uncertainties.

Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.

Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.

If mistakes are made they happen rarely and the resources of the accepting houses are easily able to repair the damage.

Delay in accepting an application which is subject to approval does not effect an acceptance.

The women knit her a pair of stockings or a shawl, and the Queen delights them by accepting their presents.

The offering of free favour to man must imply the possibility of him, aided in some manner, accepting it.


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