Hypertext Webster Gateway: "accepting"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Accept \Ac*cept"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accepted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Accepting}.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of
accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.]
1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as,
to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

If you accept them, then their worth is great.

To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton.

She accepted of a treat. --Addison.

2. To receive with favor; to approve.

The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.

Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii.

3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these
words to be accepted?

5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to
accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.

6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty
imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This
makes it the property of the body, and the question is
then on its adoption.]

{To accept a bill} (Law), to agree (on the part of the
drawee) to pay it when due.

{To accept service} (Law), to agree that a writ or process
shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not

{To accept the person} (Eccl.), to show favoritism. ``God
accepteth no man's person.'' --Gal. ii. 6.

Syn: To receive; take; admit. See {Receive}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : tolerating without protest; "always more accepting of
coaching suggestion than her teammates"; "the
atmosphere was judged to be more supporting and

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