[ ak-sep-tuhns ]
/ ækˈsɛp təns /
Save This Word!
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.
- 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.
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
OTHER WORDS FROM acceptance
non·ac·cept·ance, nounpre·ac·cept·ance, nounpro·ac·cept·ance, adjectivere·ac·cept·ance, noun
self-ac·cep·tance, nounun·ac·cept·ance, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use acceptance in a sentence
My eating disorder had given me acceptance, love and safety.What ‘The Crown’ got right in portraying Princess Diana’s bulimia: It let her voice be heard|Amanda Long|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
These results include higher grade-point averages, higher graduation rates, higher college acceptance rates, higher standardized test scores, and increased community service participation.To honor veterans and make the country stronger, expand the JROTC|matthewheimer|November 11, 2020|Fortune
I was looking for acceptance and for people to see and know my son.
In the context of the new game, Miles’s journey is one of twofold acceptance built around convincing both the protagonist and the player that he isn’t Peter Parker’s understudy but a bona fide Spider-Man in his own right.‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’: Like its movie counterparts, a confident and entertaining spectacle|Christopher Byrd|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Typically, we go to bed on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday with acceptance and concession speeches under our belts.When we’ll likely know the results of the 2020 election|Nicole Goodkind|October 27, 2020|Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for acceptance
/ (əkˈsɛptəns) /
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012