Ac·cept v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.]
1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
If you accept them, then their worth is great. --Shak.
To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton.
She accepted of a treat. --Addison.
2. To receive with favor; to approve.
The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
Peradventure he will accept of me.
3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
5. Com. To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
To accept a bill Law, to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.
To accept service Law, to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.
To accept the person Eccl., to show favoritism. “God accepteth no man's person.” --Gal. ii. 6.
Syn: -- To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
adj 1: generally approved or compelling recognition; "several
accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his
recognized superiority in this kind of work" [syn: recognized,
2: generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute; "the accepted
interpretation of the poem"; "an accepted theory" [syn: undisputed]
3: generally accepted or used; "accepted methods of harmony and
melody"; "three accepted types of pump"
4: judged to be in conformity with approved usage; "acceptable
English usage" [syn: acceptable]
5: widely or permanently accepted; "an accepted precedent"
6: widely accepted as true or worthy; "the accepted wisdom
about old age"; "a received moral idea"; "Received
political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise"-
Economist [syn: received]