accepting

adjective
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 + of I 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.

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 But this survey found that console gamers are actually more accepting of cheating than their desktop counterparts. Jason Cohen, PCMAG, 14 Jan. 2022 The court has been more accepting of Covid-19 mitigation measures adopted at the state and local levels, including mandates requiring healthcare workers and college students to be vaccinated. Jess Bravin, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Supporters have interpreted her remarks to reflect a view that American culture is more accepting of expressions of emotion and remorse from Whites than Blacks. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 By letting go, Mowry-Housley has learned to be more accepting of every curveball that comes her way. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 29 Nov. 2021 People are starting to become more accepting and also talking about these issues more. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The two dancers are optimistic that while the traditional still stands, the dance community is becoming more accepting of change and growth in breaking the customary gender roles. Lauren Luteran, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Nov. 2021 While heated seats and steering are desired in cold climates, dealers say the severe shortage of new cars has customers more accepting of losing certain features. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 16 Nov. 2021 But Mexico has long had a different attitude toward death, more social, more accepting than in many parts of the world. Marco Ugarte, chicagotribune.com, 31 Oct. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'accepting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of accepting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About accepting

Time Traveler for accepting

Time Traveler

The first known use of accepting was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near accepting

acceptilation

accepting

acception

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for accepting

Last Updated

18 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Accepting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accepting. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!