accept


accept
accept [v1] receive something given physically acquire, gain, get, obtain, secure, take, welcome; concept 124 —Ant. deny, discard, refuse, reject accept [v2] allow into group admit, receive, welcome; concept 384 —Ant. blackball, decline, deny, reject accept [v3] believe the goodness, realness of something acknowledge, affirm, approbate, approve, buy*, countenance, fancy, favor, go for*, hold, hold with, like, recognize, relish, swallow*, take as gospel truth*, take stock in*, trust; concept 12 —Ant. disagree, dispute, reject, renounce, repudiate accept [v4] put up with acknowledge, acquiesce, agree, assent, bear, bear with, bow, capitulate, defer to, don’t make waves*, don’t rock the boat*, endure, fit in, go along with, live with, play the game*, recognize, respect, sit still for*, stand, stand for, stomach, submit to, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate, yield to; concept 23 —Ant. demur, disallow, reject accept [v5] receive by agreeing, consenting accede, acknowledge, acquiesce, admit, adopt, affirm, agree to, approve, assent, assume, avow, bear, buy, check out*, comply, concur with, cooperate with, give stamp of approval*, give the go-ahead*, give the green light*, give the nod*, go for*, lap up*, okay, recognize, rubberstamp*, set store by*, sign, sign off on*, take on*, take one up on*, thumbs up*, undertake; concepts 8,82 —Ant. decline, disagree, refuse

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