acceptance

Acceptance is taking something given to you. You might be relieved by your friend's acceptance of your apology for accidentally riding your bike over his foot.

An acceptance of someone or something is also an indication that you approve of or believe in it (or them). If you dye your hair green and wear a suit made of bear fur, gaining your grandmother’s acceptance may prove difficult if she's a conservative dresser and an animal lover. In legal terms acceptance is language signifying consent to the terms of an offer, leading to the creation of a contract.

Primary Meanings of acceptance

1.
n
the state of being acceptable and accepted
2.
n
the act of taking something that is offered
Full Definitions of acceptance
1

n the state of being acceptable and accepted

“torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club”
Antonyms:
rejection
the state of being rejected
Types:
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vogue
a current state of general acceptance and use
acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition
the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
approval, favorable reception, favourable reception
acceptance as satisfactory
acceptation
acceptance as true or valid
content, contentedness
the state of being contented with your situation in life
acquiescence
acceptance without protest
welcome
the state of being welcome
appro
an informal British abbreviation of approval
Type of:
situation, state of affairs
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

n the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

“the proposal found wide acceptance
Synonyms:
acceptation, adoption, espousal
Types:
bosom, embrace
a close affectionate and protective acceptance
Type of:
approval, approving, blessing
the formal act of approving

n a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

Synonyms:
sufferance, toleration
Types:
self acceptance
an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all
Type of:
permissiveness, tolerance
a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

n the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years”
Synonyms:
credence
Types:
fatalism
a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
recognition
an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
Type of:
attitude, mental attitude
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
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n the act of taking something that is offered

“her acceptance of the gift encouraged him”
“he anticipated their acceptance of his offer”
Type of:
acquisition
the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

n (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

Type of:
acquiescence, assent
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

n banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

Synonyms:
banker's acceptance
Type of:
bill of exchange, draft, order of payment
a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another

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