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English verb: accept

1. accept (cognition) consider or hold as true


SamplesI cannot accept the dogma of this church.
Accept an argument.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)abide by, acknowledge, acknowledge, adopt, approbate, believe, embrace, espouse, honor, honour, know, observe, receive, recognise, recognize, reconcile, resign, respect, submit, sweep up, take a bow


Verb groupaccept


Antonymsreject

2. accept (possession) receive willingly something given or offered


SamplesThe only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter.
I won't have this dog in my house!.
Please accept my present.


Synonymshave, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)accept, admit, adopt, borrow, honor, honour, take, take on, take over, take up, welcome


Verb grouphave, receive


Antonymspass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject

3. accept (communication) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to


SamplesI cannot accept your invitation.
I go for this resolution.


Synonymsconsent, go for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)react, respond


Narrower (hyponym)agree, allow, buckle under, contract in, countenance, give, give in, knuckle under, let, permit, settle, succumb, take in charge, undertake, yield


Antonymsrefuse, decline

4. accept (cognition) react favorably to; consider right and proper


SamplesPeople did not accept atonal music at that time.
We accept the idea of universal health care.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)react, respond


Verb groupaccept

5. accept (possession) admit into a group or community


SamplesAccept students for graduate study.
We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member.


ExamplesSam cannot accept Sue


Synonymsadmit, take, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take


Narrower (hyponym)profess


Verb groupadmit, include, let in

6. accept (possession) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person


SamplesI'll accept the charges.
She agreed to bear the responsibility.


Synonymsassume, bear, take over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)carry-the can, face the music

7. accept (cognition) tolerate or accommodate oneself to


SamplesI shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions.
I swallowed the insult.
She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies.


Synonymslive with, swallow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

8. accept (stative) be designed to hold or take


SamplesThis surface will not take the dye.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

9. accept (possession) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, receive

10. accept (possession) make use of or accept for some purpose


SamplesTake a risk.
Take an opportunity.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)co-opt

11. accept (cognition) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal


SamplesThe cow accepted the bull.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)react, respond









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