accept

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v accept 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 idiosyncrasies"
    • v accept consider or hold as true "I cannot accept the dogma of this church","accept an argument"
    • v accept be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal "The cow accepted the bull"
    • v accept react favorably to; consider right and proper "People did not accept atonal music at that time","We accept the idea of universal health care"
    • v accept give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to "I cannot accept your invitation","I go for this resolution"
    • v accept make use of or accept for some purpose "take a risk","take an opportunity"
    • v accept receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
    • v accept 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"
    • v accept 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"
    • v accept take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person "I'll accept the charges","She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    • v accept be designed to hold or take "This surface will not take the dye"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts
    • a Accept Accepted.
    • Accept In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption
    • Accept (Com) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
    • Accept To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
    • Accept To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of. "If you accept them, then their worth is great.""To accept of ransom for my son.""She accepted of a treat."
    • Accept To receive with favor; to approve. "The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.""Peradventure he will accept of me."
    • Accept To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cher's last name was Sarkissian, she changed it because no one could pronounce it and it would not be accepted in show business.
    • accept To take or receive (something offered); receive with approbation or favor: as, he made an offer which was accepted.
    • accept To take (what presents itself or what befalls one); accommodate one's self to: as, to accept the situation.
    • accept To listen favorably to; grant.
    • accept To receive or admit and agree to; accede or assent to: as, to accept a treaty, a proposal, an amendment, an excuse: often followed by of: as, I accept of the terms.
    • accept To receive in a particular sense; understand: as, how is this phrase to be accepted? In com., to acknowledge, by signature, as calling for payment, and thus to promise to pay: as, to accept a bill of exchange, that is, to acknowledge the obligation to pay it when due. See acceptance. In a deliberative body, to receive as a sufficient performance of the duty with which an officer or a committee has been charged; receive for further action: as, the report of the committee was accepted. Synonyms Take, etc. See receive.
    • accept Accepted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to accept a gratuity or tip in Iowa.
    • v.t Accept ak-sept′ to receive: to agree to: to promise to pay:
    • v.t Accept ak-sept′ (B.) to receive with favour
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.”
  • Denis De Rougamont
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    “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment”
  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”
  • William James
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    “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
  • Sirach
    Sirach
    “For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.”

Idioms

Blind acceptance - If people accept thing blindly, they accept them without questioning them at all.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere,; ad, + capere, to take; akin to E. heave,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acceptāreaccipĕre, acceptumad, to, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

He simply accepted facts as he found them.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
I accept your invitation, and your Ordeal.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Canning could now accept the version of Pitt's policy which corresponded to the later phase.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
There are certainly some privileges which an accepted lover may take in a house, and no one but an accepted lover.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The doctor accepted the speech as a challenge, and entered the room defiantly, while Father Healy followed him.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
Mary Lowther has hitherto neither accepted nor rejected him.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
This pledge they properly declined, and accepted the consequence by resignation.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
This was accepted in the Senate by thirty-four votes against ten.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Shall we attempt to accept Christ as a Saviour without accepting His will?
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
The Czar accepted the paper, which was communicated to him as approved by the King, but kept silence.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
If he decided to accept, his acceptance would be voluntary.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Curiously enough his words were accepted by the men on the verandah without question.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
After an adjournment the committee handed in a draft resolution, which was accepted and dispatched to Lord Kitchener.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
An extended franchise meant a larger expenditure on beer, not the readier acceptance of popular aspirations.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
To come back to the point, you think I'm a fool not to accept Graham's offer?
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
It was instantly accepted.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He realizes that in so doing he accepts the gravest of military responsibilities.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
It was not accepted right away, but upon his continued insistence, he finally was permitted to resign in July.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
I shouldn't say the wager had been accepted, you know.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Why she accepted this so readily is a mystery.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

For I at most accept
Your love, regretting
That is all: I have kept
Only a fretting
"No One So Much As You" by Edward Thomas
My offerings here are given,
A ram, a bull.
Accept them, mighty Heaven,
All-bountiful.
"Appropriate To A Sacrifice To King Wan" by Confucius
Since my sadnesse
Into gladnesse,
Lord thou dost convert,
O accept
What thou hast kept,
As thy due desert.
"An Offering" by George Herbert
And now a birthday rhyme for her
This sister of my own
Accept the song then for my sake
Sister and only one
"To Anne On Her Birthday" by Nora Pembroke
Accept a ribbon red, I beg,
For Madam Purrer's tail,
And ice cream made by lovely Peg,
A Mont Blanc in a pail.
"The Jungfrau To Beth" by Louisa May Alcott
All that in return I crave
Is that thou accept the slave
Long ago to thee I gave---
Body, soul, and all I have.
"Rondel - II" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2012 Small Business of the Year Awards.
British Premier, After Resistance, Accepts Cabinet Minister 's Resignation.
It's a mission Col. Cady Coleman has accepted as a NASA astronaut and one she believes Oprah has inspired people around the world to take on for themselves.
American Society of Concrete Contractors releases position statement 'Acceptable Use of Calcium Chloride in Concrete.
Too many people accept these bits of paper as if they were as good as a calibration report.
Romney draws battle lines in GOP acceptance.
For all its controversy, predestination is something New Calvinists accept as part of their take-it-all-or-leave-it approach to the Bible.
Dr Greg Day said today that he will accept the job of Calypso mayor.
Even FCP X, it does accept limited Canon Vixia Camcorders like Canon HF100, Canon Vixia HF G10, Canon HG10.
While accepting an award last night, Luke tossed undies into the crowd.
Village councilors Tuesday night accepted bids for the Lock One rehabilitation project.
Bad for baseball, merely acceptable for football, the 'Stick is old, cold, shabby, grungy, and isolated.
Board accepts EIR, but vows to amend Candlestick -Shipyard plan.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are role models for any female artist in music today, because they were trailblazers when it came to having women be accepted as actual musicians, and not just decoration.
Willard Morgan, left, accepts the Hickory Shirt Award for his contribution to the timber industry from West End Business & Professional Association President Janet Hughes on Wednesday in Forks.
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In science:

Assume t is the term to be matched, the state is initialized as follows: – For a dynamic definition, the state is accept t. – For a context definition, the state is accept (λx.body , x), where x is the parameter for the context and the body is a placeholder.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
Further on we accept the gauge conditions ea = ˘ea , i. e. we accept, that the arbitrary tetrad ea in the equations (2.1) coincides with the proper tetrad of the spinor field a in the equations (2.1) coincide with coefficients ˘hi ψ .
General exact solution of the Einstein-Dirac equations with the cosmological constant in homogeneous space
Figure 11: Illustration of the rejection technique. (a) the circular density and the C× the bounding function. (b) random points that uniformly fill up the rectangular box. (c) points that get accepted in the sampling procedure. (d) the distribution of the accepted values of x.
Monte Carlo: Basics
On the other hand if ǫ is too small, then even though a large number of trials would get accepted, the value of x would remain close to the starting point over several trials and hence not span the entire range of x quickly and efficiently. A good criterion is to fix ǫ such that the acceptance is between 30% and 50%.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Thus, s is accepted by the finite string automaton FAi . (If s is empty, then q0 ∈ Qf , therefore q0 ∈ Qf i for some i, so s is accepted by FAi .) Notice that qf belongs to both Qf i and Qf , which by definition of Qf implies that the rule S → hei i belongs to R, where ei is the regular expression equivalent to FAi .
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
By induction, lnr = t′ is accepted by A, therefore t is accepted as well.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
It is accepted by A (because lnir = lq ′ r and lq ′ r is accepted), therefore by the inductive hypothesis lnir is generated by G.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
The full geometrical acceptance (S · Ω, S area, Ω angular acceptance) of the spectrometer will be of the order of ≈0.5 m2 · sr for the RICH ⊗ TOF ⊗ TRACKER combination of detectors.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
This corresponds to an acceptation rate from E -states to E ′ proportional to g (E )/g (E ′): then, by measuring the acceptation rate actually implemented during the computer run, one gets g (E ) (apart from an irrelevant multiplicative factor).
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
With this coupling, Opt′ accepts exactly the same number of clauses as Opt in the future, but has accepted one additional clause so far (ci ); this contradicts the supposed optimality of Opt .
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
With the previous coupling, on these inputs, Opt′ accepts exactly as many future clauses as Opt , and at least as many in the past (Opt′ has accepted ci and perhaps other clauses rejected by Opt , while Opt has accepted cj and no other clause rejected by Opt′ ).
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
The thesis can be accepted, or not, the reasons for acceptance can be discussed, but nobody can prove or disprove the definition, even the definition of the macroscopically definable ensembles.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
O ship(Buyer,Merchandise,Req amount)← Do sendMessage(Seller,Buyer,accept(Merchandise,Req amount,Price)) This rule says that if the seller agent accepts the buyer’s proposal by sending a message to it, it is then obliged to ship the merchandise.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Recall that a random variable g is replicable if there is an acceptable process X such that −X is also acceptable and XT = g .
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
Since X and X ′ are acceptable processes, Z is an acceptable process.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
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