acceptance

noun
ac·​cep·​tance | \ ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s How to pronounce acceptance (audio) , ak-\

Definition of acceptance

1 : the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable His theories have gained widespread acceptance.
2 : the act of accepting something or someone : the fact of being accepted : approval acceptance of responsibility
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
4a : the act of accepting a time draft or bill of exchange for payment when due according to the specified terms
b : an accepted draft or bill of exchange

Examples of acceptance in a Sentence

her acceptance into the club The university has sent me a letter of acceptance. He delivered an acceptance speech after he was chosen as the party's presidential nominee.
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Her photographs are frank and blunt in their acceptance of chain link, barbed wire, mud and smothering mounds of knotweed. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga 50 photo shows uncover fresh takes on the recovery of a once combustible river," 30 June 2019 Again, as a member of a rare group that has ever had the honor, Yelich gave two thumb's up to Antetokounmpo's speech following his acceptance of the award. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From one MVP to another, Brewers' Christian Yelich salutes Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo," 25 June 2019 But air conditioning was slowly gaining acceptance and Carrier was making inroads. Haleema Shah, Smithsonian, "The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner," 24 June 2019 Less than a half hour after the meeting resumed, the Arizona schools were in pending their acceptance and the clock began ticking toward the Pac-10 era debut in 1978-79. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Reluctant to leave WAC, Arizona State has Arizona to thank for pushing move into Pac-8," 22 June 2019 This made my acceptance of my diagnosis as an immediate lifestyle change. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: 28th Amendment would address money in politics," 21 June 2019 The guidelines also could help businesses gain mainstream acceptance and shake off a lingering stoner stereotype the industry has sought to escape. Michael R. Blood, BostonGlobe.com, "Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals," 19 June 2019 But its metamorphosis reflects a broader trend: As nonunion charter schools have gained acceptance in the past 20 years, political support for traditional public schools and teacher unions has eroded. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, "How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement," 18 June 2019 The guidelines could also help businesses gain mainstream acceptance and shake off a lingering stoner stereotype the industry has sought to escape. Washington Post, "Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of acceptance

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for acceptance

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

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acceptance

noun
ac·​cep·​tance | \ ik-ˈsep-təns How to pronounce acceptance (audio) , ak-\

Kids Definition of acceptance

1 : the act of accepting
2 : the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable

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