2. To take what is offered, receive willingly: "She accepted his invitation to dance."
3. Admit, assume, bear, acknowledge: "The boy accepted full responsibility for breaking the window."
2. To give an affirmative answer to: Harry was willing to accept the invitation to Adam's birthday celebration.
3. To receive as satisfactory or sufficient; to admit: Shareen was willing to accept Victor's apology when he forgot to let her know about the decrease in gas prices.
4. To accept an offer, position, etc.: The teacher indicated that he will accept the offer of being an assistant principal.
John was thrilled that Mary accepted his proposal of marriage.5. Etymology: from Old French accepter, "to take what is offered"; directly from Latin acceptare, "to take" or "to receive willingly"; accipere, "to receive" from ad-, "to" + capere, "to take".
2. To take what is offered, receive willingly: Sherry was happy to accept Rita's offering of a cool drink on such a hot day.
The professor announced that no one in the class will be excepted from taking the test.
What Sally said about some people applies to men in general, present company excepted.
2. To assume, to presume, to calculate, or to contemplate: Can Edith still expect to see Jerome here anytime soon?
What do you expect from us when everyone except you can accept the decision?