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Definition of 'acceptance'


  1. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
       Synonyms: credence
  2. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
       Synonyms: adoption acceptation espousal
  3. the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
       Antonyms: rejection
  4. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  5. banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
       Synonyms: banker's acceptance
  6. a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
       Synonyms: toleration sufferance
  7. the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

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