- 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 non-acceptancerejection, exclusion, veto, reversal, defiance, ban, noncompliance, disapproval, repudiation, rebuttal, retraction, strangeness, violation, dissent, unruliness, disaffection, negation, denial, objection, insubordination
Examples from the Web for non-acceptance
Historical Examples of non-acceptance
At any rate it was the length which was assigned to her as a reason for non-acceptance.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle
Clement K. Shorter
You are requested to signify your acceptance, or non-acceptance of this appointment.
Answers to royal invitations should be written in the third person, and reasons given for non-acceptance.Manners and Rules of Good Society
Indeed, disappointment at the non-acceptance of so many of his views by the world at large accentuated it.Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District
A reply to the invitation is a necessity, because the hostess wishes time, in case of non-acceptance, to secure another guest.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
- 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
1570s, from Middle French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). Earlier in same sense was acceptation (late 14c.).