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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acceptation the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception "its adoption by society","the proposal found wide acceptance"
    • n acceptation the accepted meaning of a word
    • n acceptation acceptance as true or valid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Washington D.C. it is illegal to post a notice in public which calls another person a 'coward' for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.
    • Acceptation Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable. "This is saying worthy of all acceptation .""Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God."
    • Acceptation The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation . "My words, in common acceptation ,
      Could never give this provocation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to accept a gratuity or tip in Iowa.
    • n acceptation The act of accepting or receiving; reception; acceptance: as, the acceptation of a trust.
    • n acceptation The state of being accepted or acceptable; favorable regard; hence, credence; belief.
    • n acceptation The meaning or sense in which a word or statement is taken or understood: as, this term is to be understood in its usual acceptation.
    • n acceptation Synonyms Acceptance, Acceptancy, Acceptation. These words have been used interchangeably, but there is a marked tendency to use acceptance for the act of accepting, and acceptation for the state of being accepted, acceptancy having become rare, or being restricted to poetic use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his
    • Acceptation a kind reception: the received meaning of a word
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.”
  • Isobel Kuhn
    Isobel Kuhn
    “If this obstacle is from Thee, Lord, I accept it; but if it is from Satan, I refuse him and all his works in the name of Calvary.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “I accept reality and dare not question it.”


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:

His hand accepted the moist tender gland and slid it into a sidepocket.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The vicar, at Adela's invitation, accepted a piece of the cake; having eaten this, he accepted another; then yet another.
"Demos" by George Gissing
Virginia was fortunate enough to be accepted as companion by a gentlewoman at Weston-super-Mare; her payment, twelve pounds.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
I offered him my horse and he accepted the offer.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
Finding that her echo was not accepted as an answer, she moaned his name lovingly.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
There is no proof, however, and no probability that Sainte Aldegonde ever accepted or ever intended to accept the proffered bribe.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Once more the exchange at Genoa was glutted with the acceptances of Marquis Spinola.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
I hope you will accept the compliment implied.
"The Belton Estate" by Anthony Trollope
An accepted lover, who deserves to have been accepted, should devote every hour at his command to his mistress.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
I suppose I must accept my punishment as just.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill

In poetry:

And when our Shepherd with his flock
Before thy throne shall re-appear,
May every one acceptance find,
And ceaseless praises offer there.
"Hymn" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
"Who are you, giants, whence and why?"
I stand and ask in blank amaze;
My soul accepts their mute reply
"A mystery, as are you that gaze.
"The Broken Circle" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Accept this trifle, dear, and know
My blessing glides where'er you go.
May joy with her delightful breeze
Fan all your life, prays Eloise.
"(Lines Written To My Dear Friend)" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
Let no one present, dare to give,
The service of the lip alone;
Or think if they the heart withhold,
'Twill find acceptance at thy throne.
"Hymn" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Accept the tribute of a heart,
Which thou hast often made to glow
With transport, oft with terror start,
Or sink at strains of solemn woe!
"Lines To Mr. Radcliffe, On First Reading The Mysteries Of Udolpho" by Matilda Betham
"My death, my death alone can show
The pure and lasting love I bore:
Accept, O heaven, of woes like ours,
And let us, let us weep no more."
"Jemmy Dawson" by Henry Morley

In news:

New students are being accepted for Kaunoa's introductory art class es.
Artemis International Acquires Accept Software.
The next year, he accepted an offer from Boston University's School of Medicine to teach biochemistry.
After Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake accepted invitations to the event, Sgt Ray Lewis went on YouTube, hoping Betty White would agree to be his date.
Starting today and continuing until July 14, Ford Motor Company is accepting applications to hire 1,800 new workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Within most athletics programs that are in their first year of competition, moral victories are usually acceptable.
Most county recorders and other authorities will accept a properly notarized document from an out-of-state Notary with no questions.
Semperian LLC, which services loans for General Motors Acceptance Corp. Said Monday it is laying off 45 employees, or about 13 percent of its Knoxville work force, effective Dec 31.
For the last few years, the pagan community in Louisville has held a festival on the waterfront to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox as well as increase awareness and acceptance of their diverse religious beliefs.
Advertising Value Equivalents no longer accepted for entrants.
PRWeek Awards no longer accepts AVEs as critieria changes.
Joe Kistel, executive director of TISIRI, asked Besal if he would like to return to the wreckage site, an invitation Besal eagerly accepted.
DMV will accept Mexican photo ID card for awhile .
For the past several years, regime hardliners have tried to force the grand ayatollahs not to take any position on the issue and accept the proclamation by Khamenei, who is not even considered as a true Marja by many senior clerics.
An advisory attached to the BAA 's update sent Sunday afternoon from the race's medical directors says the race will be run in a "red zone" condition, which is considered increased risk but acceptable for high-level elite runners.

In science:

By 2002 72% of ApJ papers were posted as astro-ph preprints, but this fraction varies from 22−95% among the subfields studied. A ma jority of these preprints (61%) were posted after the papers were accepted at ApJ, and 88% were posted or updated after acceptance.
Demographic and Citation Trends in Astrophysical Journal papers and Preprints
But it is reassuring to know that there is ∼90% correspondence between the preprints and the accepted manuscripts after the time of acceptance.
Demographic and Citation Trends in Astrophysical Journal papers and Preprints
The inversion of the magnetic field yields the same acceptance for oppositely charged hadrons while leaving the scattered-electron acceptance untouched.
The QCD Spin Structure of Nucleons (Summary of Parallel Session 2)
For example, shifting the energy scale alters both the PDF shapes and the acceptance in each bin, while a change in the radial scale (and hence the effective fiducial volume) primarily affects the acceptance.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
This task is purely automata-theoretic and does not involve any testing. (Surviving Set Generation) In this second task, using BBtest, we perform unit testing over the black-box Bi for all test sequences accepted by the test sequence automaton Ui (Ui always accepts a finite set).
Testing Systems of Concurrent Black-boxes--an Automata-Theoretic and Decompositional Approach