part of speech: verb
inflections: accepts, accepting, accepted
definition 1: to take when given; receive willingly.
- He accepted the present with pleasure.
- I accepted his apology.
refuse, reject, resist
definition 2: to allow into a group.
- The college accepted my brother in March.
admit, adopt, receive
disown, exclude, reject
definition 3: to think of as true or correct.
- My parents accepted my explanation for why I was late.
deny, doubt, question, reject
definition 4: to say yes to.
- I accepted the invitation.
derivation: acceptor (n.)