|Verb||1.||accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"|Antonyms: reject
- refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
|2.||accept - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"|
|3.||accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"|Antonyms: refuse
- show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
|4.||accept - react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"|
|5.||accept - admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"|
|6.||accept - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"|
|7.||accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies"|
|8.||accept - be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"|
|9.||accept - of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee|
|10.||accept - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"|
|11.||accept - be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"|