acceptance

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noun ac·cep·tance \ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s, ak-\

Definition of acceptance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable His theories have gained widespread acceptance.

  2. 2 :  the act of accepting something or someone :  the fact of being accepted :  approval acceptance of responsibility

  3. 3 law :  an agreeing either expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a contract is concluded and the parties become legally bound

  4. 4a :  the act of accepting a time draft or bill of exchange for payment when due according to the specified termsb :  an accepted draft or bill of exchange

  5. 5 :  acceptation 2

Examples of acceptance in a Sentence

  1. her acceptance into the club

  2. The university has sent me a letter of acceptance.

  3. He delivered an acceptance speech after he was chosen as the party's presidential nominee.

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Origin and Etymology of acceptance

borrowed from Anglo-French, “agreement to abide by the act on another,” from accepter “to accept” + -ance -ance



ACCEPTANCE Defined for Kids

acceptance

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noun ac·cep·tance \ik-ˈsep-təns, ak-\

Definition of acceptance for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of accepting

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable



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