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accept

verb

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1 to agree to receive whether willingly or reluctantly
  • some merchants in town will accept Canadian coins

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2 to have a favorable opinion of
  • her husband feels that he has never been truly accepted by his wife's family

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3 to regard as right or true
  • refused to accept that her friend had said those mean things

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4 to take to or upon oneself
  • accepted the responsibility of sending out the invitations

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5 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • he accepted all of life's vicissitudes without complaint

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The first known use of accept was in the 14th century

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“Accept.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accept. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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