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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj acceptive inclined to accept rather than reject "she was seldom acceptive of my suggestions"
    • adj acceptive 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
    • Acceptive Fit for acceptance.
    • Acceptive Ready to accept.
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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
    • acceptive Ready to accept.
    • acceptive Fitting; appropriate.
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  • Dr. Paul Tournier
    Dr. Paul Tournier
    “I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.”
  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov
    “To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.”
  • George S. Patton
    “Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
  • Nathaniel Branden
    Nathaniel Branden
    “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”


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


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

In poetry:

Proud harpers, strike a louder lay,-- No more forlorn I bend!
Prince Eineon, with the rest, be gay,
Though fate hath torn a bride away,
Accept a long-lost friend.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
Ever since those wondrous days of Creation
our Lord God sleeps: we are His sleep.
And He accepted this in His indulgence,
resigned to rest among the distant stars.
"In The Beginning" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Accept then, my love, what my pencil has traced;
It will whisper of days that have been,
When the play of events that united us now,
Shall refuse to unite us again.
"To A Friend, With A Sketch Of Oare Church" by Caroline Fry
For, lo! a voice behind me
Kept sighing in my ear
The dreams my flesh accepted,
My mind refused to hear--
Of one I loved and loved not,
Whose spirit now spake near.
"Which?" by Madison Julius Cawein
He paused upon the threshold worn:
'With coin I cannot pay you;
Yet would I fain make some return;
The gift for cheapness do not spurn,
Accept this hen, I pray you.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
Within your voice the palms of Eden sigh
In scented winds blown from the summer foam;
But in your gaze the lulling hills of home
Accept the silence of an autumn sky.
"Dissidence" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

The Arab Spring reflects a trend away from people accepting leaders who try to exploit the ancient wrongs of other countries for their own political or violent ends.
When Duquesne University declined to accept bids for WDUQ-FM by its staff and supporters, an alliance of Pittsburgh foundations stepped in to put the sale on hold May 4.
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.

In science:

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
AG is said to accept a word w ∈ (Σ±1) if there is a path p from the start vertex to some accept vertex such that w(p) = w and g (p) =G 1.
Cone types and geodesic languages for lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F
This gives a new counter automaton with the same counters, accept states and start state, accepting the language of encoded words.
Cone types and geodesic languages for lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F
In such cases one of the main problems is to assemble the whole detector, on the focal surface of the collecting optics, by closely packing the array of sensors, in such a way to keep an acceptable geometrical acceptance and avoid defocusing effects.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
One should note that the geometrical acceptance of the sensor itself is a closely related issue, affecting the overall geometrical acceptance of the array of sensors.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers