ac·​cept·​ing | \ ik-ˈsep-tiŋ How to pronounce accepting (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accepting

1 : able or willing to accept something or someone : inclined to regard something or someone with acceptance rather than with hostility or fear often + ofI had become more accepting of death as an inevitable and natural part of life …— Nigel Farndalem
2 : tending to regard different types of people and ways of life with tolerance and acceptance His parents are very accepting people.

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Other Words from accepting

acceptingly adverb
We are the masters of our own minds, and we can learn to think better, more openly and acceptingly, while still staying safe; we can make this a better place for us all. — Maia Rizzi
acceptingness noun
Which was why it was such a miracle for me, her acceptingness of me. I mean, I really mean acceptingness—not acceptance but acceptingness. — Gordon Lish

Examples of accepting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The limited-edition box was relaunched for 2019 Spirit Day, a day to promote anti-bullying by encouraging people to wear purple and support a more accepting world for LGBTQ youth, according to Kellogg. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Kellogg's and GLAAD team up for anti-bullying campaign – featuring six cereals "all together"," 18 Oct. 2019 Today, despite the prejudice that gay and transgender people face, our society is vastly more accepting and understanding. Mary Schmich,, "Column: Of course it’s wrong to fire someone who is LGBTQ. What’s also wrong is that we still have to argue about it.," 9 Oct. 2019 Miguel Rosales came to California in the 1950s and found a more accepting home in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times, "Their U.S. roots date back centuries, but these Latinos still wonder if it’s enough to belong," 16 Aug. 2019 But employers shouldn't rely solely on policies and training to make their work culture more accepting. Julia Carpenter, CNN, "Nearly half of LGBTQ Americans haven't come out at work," 27 June 2019 Callie is a very accepting person, as you guys see in The Fosters. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, ""Good Trouble"'s Cierra Ramirez and Tommy Martinez Get Real About Working With Noah Centineo, Bisexual Representation, and What’s Next for The “Fosters” Spin-Off," 10 Jan. 2019 This roundup gives onlookers a glimpse into a fashion industry that is slowly but surely working to create a more accepting and diverse environment for everyone, regardless of their physical appearance. Darrel Hunter, Teen Vogue, "Street Style Diversity at PFW," 30 Sep. 2018 Outside of Tuesday's event for the Suns, Collins works with the league to create a more accepting environment. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Jason Collins headlines panel as Phoenix Suns host team's first Pride Night," 3 Apr. 2018 The authors also considered a Gallup index that measured how accepting countries are of migrants. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "UN Report Finds Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of accepting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Accepting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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