- 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
Word Origin and History for non-acceptance
1570s, from Middle French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). Earlier in same sense was acceptation (late 14c.).