• (America) IPA: /ək.ˈsɛp.təns/


  1. The act of accepting#Noun|accepting; a receiving#Noun|receiving of something offer#Verb|offered, with acquiescence, approbation, or satisfaction; especially, favourable reception; approval.
    the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.
    • 1611, King James Version, Isaiah 60:7
      They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar.
  2. Belief in something; agreement, assent.
  3. The state of being accepted.
  4. The usual or accepted meaning of a word#Noun|word or expression.
  5. (business, finance) An assent#Noun|assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is draw#Verb|drawn, to pay#Verb|pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance; the bill of exchange itself when accepted.
  6. (law) An agreeing#Noun|agreeing to the action, proposals, or term#Noun|terms of another by some act which results in the conclusion of a legally binding#Adjective|binding contract#Noun|contract; the reception or taking#Noun|taking of a thing bought#Adjective|bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking of possession of a thing as owner.
    • 1876, Mozley and Whiteley, Law Dictionary:
      What acts shall amount to such an acceptance is often a question of great nicety and difficulty.
  7. (government, US) The act of an authorized#Adjective|authorized representative of the government by which the government assents to ownership of existing#Adjective|existing and identified#Adjective|identified supplies, or approves specific services#Noun|services render#Verb|rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.
  8. (horse racing, Australia, New Zealand, pluralonly) A list#Noun|list of horses accepted as starters in a race#Noun|race.
  9. (optics) Synonym of etendue#English|etendue.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Vertrag
  • Russian: догово́р

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