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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of accepting.
  • n. The state of being accepted or acceptable.
  • n. Favorable reception; approval.
  • n. Belief in something; agreement.
  • n. A formal indication by a debtor of willingness to pay a time draft or bill of exchange.
  • n. A written instrument so accepted.
  • n. Law Compliance by one party with the terms and conditions of another's offer so that a contract becomes legally binding between them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval
  • n. Belief in something; agreement; assent.
  • n. State of being accepted.
  • n. An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.
  • n. The bill of exchange itself when accepted.
  • n. An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
  • n. An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
  • n. The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.
  • n. The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.
  • n. A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval
  • n. State of being accepted; acceptableness.
  • n.
  • n. An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.
  • n. The bill itself when accepted.
  • n. An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
  • n. An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
  • n. Meaning; acceptation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of accepting, or the fact of being accepted.
  • n. A bill of exchange that has been accepted, or the sum contained in it.
  • n. The sense in which a word or expression is understood; signification; meaning; acceptation.
  • n. Acceptableness; the quality of being acceptable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
  • n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  • n. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
  • n. banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
  • n. a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  • n. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
  • n. the act of taking something that is offered

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