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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 take when given; receive willingly.
He accepted the present with pleasure.I accepted his apology.
 
synonyms:
receive, take
antonyms:
refuse, reject, resist
similar words:
adopt, assume, bear, pocket, welcome
definition 2: to allow into a group.
The college accepted my brother in March.
synonyms:
admit, adopt, receive
antonyms:
disown, exclude, reject
definition 3: to think of as true or correct.
My parents accepted my explanation for why I was late.
synonyms:
believe, buy
antonyms:
deny, doubt, question, reject
similar words:
acknowledge, admit, agree, assume, credit, recognize, swallow
definition 4: to say yes to.
I accepted the invitation.
antonyms:
refuse
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