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acceptance

ac·cept·ance

acceptance

 
 
pronunciation:
k sep tns
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of accepting what is offered or given.
His acceptance of the job offer surprised me.
similar words:
receipt, reception
definition 2: the state of being accepted by others; approval.
The new law finally gained the public's acceptance.
synonyms:
approval, consent
antonyms:
spurn
similar words:
acknowledgment, admission, admittance, approbation, credit, endorsement, favor, recognition, sanction
definition 3: the state of believing in or willingly accepting something unavoidable.
They learned acceptance of their position in society.
synonyms:
belief, resignation, tolerance, toleration
similar words:
assent, credence
definition 4: the act of adopting a belief, doctrine, or theory.
His acceptance of another religion was a shock to his family.
antonyms:
denial
Word Parts
The word acceptance 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-.
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.