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English noun: acceptance

1. acceptance (cognition) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

SamplesHe gave credence to the gossip.
Acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years.


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude

Narrower (hyponym)fatalism, recognition

2. acceptance (act) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

SamplesIts adoption by society.
The proposal found wide acceptance.

Synonymsacceptation, adoption, espousal

Broader (hypernym)approval, approving, blessing

Narrower (hyponym)bosom, embrace

3. acceptance (state) the state of being acceptable and accepted

SamplesTorn jeans received no acceptance at the country club.

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

Narrower (hyponym)acceptation, acknowledgement, acknowledgment, acquiescence, approval, content, contentedness, favorable reception, favourable reception, recognition, vogue, welcome


4. acceptance (communication) (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

Broader (hypernym)acquiescence, assent

Domain categorycontract law

5. acceptance (possession) banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

Synonymsbanker's acceptance

Broader (hypernym)bill of exchange, draft, order of payment

6. acceptance (attribute) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

SamplesAll people should practice toleration and live together in peace.

Synonymssufferance, toleration

Broader (hypernym)permissiveness, tolerance

Narrower (hyponym)self acceptance

7. acceptance (act) the act of taking something that is offered

SamplesHer acceptance of the gift encouraged him.
He anticipated their acceptance of his offer.

Broader (hypernym)acquisition

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