First attested about 1380. From Middle English accepten, borrowed from Old French accepter, or directly from Latin acceptō, acceptāre (“receive”), frequentative of accipiō, formed from ad- + capiō (“to take”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əkˈsɛpt/, /ˌækˈsɛpt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /əkˈsɛpt/
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- Rhymes: -ɛpt
- Homophone: except (in some dialects)
- Hyphenation: ac‧cept
- (transitive) To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
- (Can we date this quote?), Psalms 20:3
- The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
- (transitive) To admit to a place or a group.
- The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
- (transitive) To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
- I accept the notion that Christ lived.
- (transitive) To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
- (transitive) To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
- I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
- (transitive) To endure patiently.
- I accept my punishment.
- (transitive, law, business) To agree to pay.
- (transitive) To receive officially.
- to accept the report of a committee
- (intransitive) To receive something willingly.
- I accept.
to receive with consent
to admit to a place or a group
to regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in
to receive as adequate or satisfactory
to agree to
to endure patiently
to agree to pay
to receive officially
to receive something willingly
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (obsolete) Accepted.
- Eagle, Andy, editor (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.
- (finance, business) a bill of exchange that has been accepted
- (finance, business) the acceptance of a bill of exchange
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