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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj acceptant accepting willingly "acceptive of every new idea","an acceptant type of mind"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
    • a Acceptant Accepting; receiving.
    • n Acceptant An accepter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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
    • acceptant Receptive.
    • n acceptant One who accepts; an accepter. Specifically
    • n acceptant [capitalized] One of the French bishops and clergy who accepted the bull Unigenitus, issued in 1713 by Pope Clement XI. against the Jansenists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • Acceptant one who accepts—also adj.
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  • William James
    “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it -- the speed of his acceptance.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.”
  • Lin Yu-tang
    Lin Yu-tang
    “Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acceptāreaccipĕre, acceptumad, to, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

I would accept no man in opposition to mamma's wishes; but not even for her could I accept any man in opposition to my own.
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
Scenery, buildings, animal life, people, every offering of Greece was eagerly accepted, examined and discussed by her.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
If you accept your brother's devotion to Bonaparte, accept ours to Louis XVIII.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
She might accept him or might reject him; but, as he said to himself, in neither case would any harm be done.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
He accepted, quite disarmed by my friendly manner.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
As for money, he has not a shilling, and not a shilling would he accept gratis from you or me either.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
One great part, such as a Rachel would gladly have accepted, I have not seen in the dramas of the young generation.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Such undoubtedly being the case, a sight of the braves was a challenge to the hunters who accepted it without a second's hesitation.
"The Life of Kit Carson" by Edward S. Ellis
All the scandal regarding Mr. Warrington's Lovelace adventures she eagerly and complacently accepted.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
It was accepted by most as a matter of course.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
Coupeau would never dare to get married unless his wife was acceptable to them.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
He therefore accepted his offer, and followed him into the Grotto, which was quite empty.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Even if they didn't accept everything they read, they would at least be stimulated by the many ideas put forth.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
She accepted eagerly, and he helped her down.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
We have been favored lately with a visit, unexpected but highly acceptable, from that great minister, Hannah Field, from America.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
It is accepted by the wise, as the state called Vairagya is by men desirous of final release.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I accepted; and as it was still early, we all went to see the young Toscani.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They listened to him, weighed his words, and accepted them; and then a great question arose.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Boys not acceptable to their fellows may find themselves liked by older people, and show themselves in an altogether different light.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall
Mr. Tuttle accepts the Christian religion, and worships with the Congregational church.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various

In poetry:

And now, my cousin fair, adieu,
My promise I have somehow kept,
That I would write a line for you,
I hope you will these lines accept.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott
Well he remembers all our sighs,
His love exceeds our best deserts;
His love accepts the sacrifice
Of humble groans and broken hearts.
"Psalm 20" by Isaac Watts
Will people accept them?
(i.e. these songs).
As a timorous wench from a centaur
(or a centurion),
Already they flee, howling in terror.
"Tenzone" by Ezra Pound
Nor will accept for current coin
The duties which it does injoin;
It seeks all but accepts no less
Than constant, perfect righteousness.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Beneficent and kind old man,
Accept our humble tributes now,
And when is run thine earthly span,
May fadeless wreathes entwine thy brow.
"Goderich" by Thomas Frederick Young
Lord, all I am and hope to be,
I humbly offer, King, to thee!
When clouds arise, thy guidance send,
Accept my life, and bless it, Friend.
"An Offering" by Eloise Alberta Bibb

In news:

The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency - 12:16 pm.
ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH (Hanau, Germany) successfully completed pre-acceptance of a 250-kg batch size VIGA35 vacuum induction-melting inert gas atomizer for a specialty materials manufacturer in China.
Digi5 can accept any analog or digital audio/video component.
Human Rights on the Backburner Obama has accepted the Iranian government's smothering of democratic dreams.
Parents have not accepted the idea, in part because the district would not provide transportation to the academy.
No longer willing to accept workplace jerks as a necessary evil, organizations are taking steps to remove them from their ranks.
And they were all accepted.
Daniel Craig arrives at the BAFTA Britannia Awards 2012, where he accepted British artist of the year from presenter Harrison Ford.
For more women, bald is a beautiful, or at least more acceptable, look for their men.
Kevin Vickerson accepts Broncos pay cut but Ty Warren is balking .
The Czech Republic's central bank says Thursday will be the last day the country's lowest value bank note , the 50-koruna ($3) bill, will be accepted as legal tender.
While most hip-hop stayed in a holding pattern, Lauryn Hill of the Fugees came out with a solo debut album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" (Ruffhouse/Columbia), that accepts no boundaries.
LONDON — Unilever's offer to shed some of its bar soap business to win United Kingdom competition approval for its acquisition of hair and personal care products manufacturer Alberto Culver was accepted by the UK Office of Fair Trading.
A Republican-leaning columnist accepts the challenge.
Could I accept the re-election of President Barack Obama.

In science:

An entry of a monolingual dictionary is linked to several acceptions. These acceptions are provided with their linguistic information (left column in fig. 2).
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Each of these monolingual acceptions is related to an interlingual acception along with its definition (in French) and some semantic information (right column in fig. 2).
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Fig. 3: Acception: #épouser_semarier (to marry) and it ’s sub-acceptions.
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
As the number of acceptions is still small, it is possible to select an already existing acception by browsing directly in the acception dictionary. If the searched acception does not exist, it is created along with a definition in French and some semantic information. 2.2.
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
The source and target monolingual acceptions a re au toma t ica l ly l inked to the same in te r l ingua l acception. If the translation is not already indexed in the target language, the lexicographer indexes it (partially) and asks the person in charge of the target dictionary to complete the new entry.
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Toward a specialized management system A specialized management system for acception-based lexical databases must offer ways to automatise the management of the acception dictionary.
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Many Target of Opportunity (TOO) proposals had been accepted for the first 9 months of the GO program, but remarkably, this ob ject was not envisioned and in fact there were no accepted proposals for a new, bright, pulsing transient.
The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
Table 2: Kinematical acceptance of the ATLAS detector to trigger four b-jets (including detector acceptance) at high luminosity.
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
Table 2: Kinematical acceptance of the ATLAS detector to trigger four b-jets (including detector acceptance) at high luminosity.
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
When the windows first arrive at LANL they undergo high power acceptance testing. This testing consists of conditioning the windows to 800 kW and then running at 800 kW for 4 hours. Once windows pass the high power acceptance tests, they are moved to the life time test stand.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
Responses to this article are invited. If accepted for publication, your responses will be hyperlinked to the article. To submit a comment, follow this link. To read comments already accepted, follow this link.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
The results presented here are remarkable in one respect, viz, γ -ray events are accepted at > 90 % level, as compared to (30 − 50%) γ -ray acceptance levels presently available through Hillas and supercuts image filter strategies.
Image and Non-Image Parameters of Atmospheric Cherenkov Events: a comparative study of their gamma-ray/hadron classification potential in UHE regime
Then let c(T ) := {y |T (h(y)) = accept} and let µ(T ) := |c(T )|/n, i.e., µ(T ) is the fraction of inputs that T accepts.
Quantum Property Testing
This allows dramatic improvements of the deadtime, aspect ratio and therefore angular acceptance, angular resolution at high energy, and high energy acceptance.
Gamma-Ray Summary Report
The positions of these points depend continuously on the screen orientation OS and the q coordinates, compare Equation 7.4. (iv) Filled screens that are not accepted are thrown away. A filled screen is not accepted when certain clustering between sites occurs.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams