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One entry found for accept.
Main Entry: ac·cept
Pronunciation: ik-primarystresssept, ak-
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English accepten "receive, accept," from early French accepter (same meaning), derived from Latin accipere "receive," from ac-, ad- "to" and capere "to take" --related to CAPTURE, EXCEPT, RECEIVE
1 a : to receive or take willingly <accept a gift> <accepted her as a member> b : to be able or designed to take or hold (something applied or added) <a surface that will not accept ink> <a computer program ready to accept commands>
2 a : to agree to <accept an offer> b : to agree to undertake (a responsibility) <accept a job> c : to take on an obligation to pay; also : to take in payment <don't accept checks>
3 : to think of as proper or normal <the idea is widely accepted>
- ac·cept·er or ac·cep·tor /-primarystresssep-tschwar/ noun

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