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accept

ac·cept

accept

 
pronunciation:
k sept
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accepted, accepting, accepts
definition 1: to receive, esp. willingly.
The teacher will not accept late papers.Her parents taught her not to accept candy or treats from strangers.
 
synonyms:
receive, take
antonyms:
decline, rebuff, refuse, reject, resist, spurn
similar words:
adopt, assume, bear, pocket, welcome
definition 2: to give admittance or approval to.
Three colleges accepted her.The townspeople didn't accept the newcomers.The journal accepted my article.
synonyms:
admit, adopt, receive
antonyms:
bar, deny, disown, exclude, rebuff, reject, spurn
definition 3: to regard as valid or correct.
We accepted his conclusions without question.I hope the teacher accepts your explanation.
synonyms:
believe, buy, take
antonyms:
deny, doubt, question, reject, repudiate
similar words:
abide, acknowledge, admit, agree, allow, assume, credit, recognize, swallow, understand
definition 4: to make a positive reply to (an invitation or the like).
He surprised everyone by accepting his ex-wife's wedding invitation.
antonyms:
abdicate, decline, refuse
definition 5: to regard as unavoidable; be resigned to.
They accept their situation and have no thought of rebelling.
synonyms:
abide, brook, suffer, swallow, tolerate
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
endure, stand, stomach
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to receive something willingly.
That is very kind, but I cannot accept.
synonyms:
agree, consent
antonyms:
decline, object
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Word Parts
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