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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.


Synonymscredence


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


Antonymsrejection

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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