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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]