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[əkˈsept]
verb
1) [T] to take something that someone gives you
It gives me great pleasure to accept this award.[/ex]
Two police officers were accused of accepting bribes.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to say yes to an invitation, offer, or suggestion
Ant:
reject
Our clients will never accept this proposal.[/ex]
They offered her a job, and she accepted without hesitation.[/ex]
3) [T] to recognize that something is true, fair, or right
This argument is unlikely to be accepted by the court.[/ex]
We cannot accept responsibility for any damage.[/ex]
Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to pollution.[/ex]
4) [T] to recognize that a bad situation exists and cannot be changed
I know it's not fair, but you'll just have to accept it.[/ex]
They found it hard to accept defeat.[/ex]
For a long time, he simply could not accept that she was dead.[/ex]
5) [T] to allow someone to become part of an organization or group
Under the new law, gay people will be accepted in the armed forces.[/ex]
The children soon accepted her into the family.[/ex]
■ Use accept to mean that you take something that someone gives you, or you recognize that something is true, fair, or right: We accepted her gifts. ♦ They accepted the court's decision. ■ Use agree to mean that you are willing to do something: She agreed to work at the weekend. ■ You accept something, but you agree to do something.

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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