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accept

ac·cept

accept

 
pronunciation:
k sept
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part of speech: verb
inflections: accepted, accepting, accepts
definition 1: to say yes when someone wants to give you something.
She accepted the job offer.He was happy to accept her gift.
 
synonyms:
receive
antonyms:
refuse, reject, resist
similar words:
adopt, assume, bear
definition 2: to allow someone to join a group or organization.
Two colleges accepted my son.
synonyms:
admit
antonyms:
reject
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The word accept contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch