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  1. [verb] consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

  2. [verb] receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
    Synonyms: take, have

  3. [verb] give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
    Synonyms: consent, go for

  4. [verb] react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"

  5. [verb] admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
    Synonyms: admit, take, take on

  6. [verb] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    Synonyms: bear, take over, assume

  7. [verb] tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies"
    Synonyms: live with, swallow

  8. [verb] be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
    Synonyms: take

  9. [verb] of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

  10. [verb] make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
    Synonyms: take

  11. [verb] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"


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