Definition of Acceptance

1. Noun. The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true. "Acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

Exact synonyms: Credence
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Fatalism, Recognition
Derivative terms: Accept

2. Noun. The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception. "The proposal found wide acceptance"
Exact synonyms: Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal
Specialized synonyms: Bosom, Embrace
Generic synonyms: Approval, Approving, Blessing
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptant, Accept, Accept, Accept, Adopt, Espouse

3. Noun. The state of being acceptable and accepted. "Torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

4. Noun. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract).
Category relationships: Contract Law
Generic synonyms: Acquiescence, Assent

5. Noun. Banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank.
Exact synonyms: Banker's Acceptance
Generic synonyms: Bill Of Exchange, Draft, Order Of Payment

6. Noun. A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations. "All people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
Exact synonyms: Sufferance, Toleration
Generic synonyms: Permissiveness, Tolerance
Specialized synonyms: Self Acceptance
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptant, Suffer, Tolerate

7. Noun. The act of taking something that is offered. "He anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
Generic synonyms: Acquisition
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptant

Definition of Acceptance

1. n. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.

Definition of Acceptance

1. Noun. The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval ¹

2. Noun. Belief in something; agreement; assent. ¹

3. Noun. State of being accepted. ¹

4. Noun. (context: business finance) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance. ¹

5. Noun. (context: business finance) The bill of exchange itself when accepted. ¹

6. Noun. An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner. ¹

7. Noun. (context: legal) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law. ¹

8. Noun. (context: US government) The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract. ¹

9. Noun. The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression. ¹

10. Noun. (context: Australia New Zealand pluralonly) A list of horses accepted as starters in a race. ¹

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Definition of Acceptance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acceptance

accept service
acceptable daily intake
acceptable risk
acceptance (current term)
acceptance sampling
accepted pairing

Literary usage of Acceptance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"intention to accept, and which conform to the mode of acceptance indicated ... One cannot doubt that, as an ordinary rule of law, an acceptance of an offer ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William Hardcastle Browne (1894)
"Presentation for acceptance. A bill, payable on a day certain or on demand, need not be presented for acceptance before the day of payment or demand, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Nor is the law of the contract changed by the fact that the acceptance was made payable ... But it is a controlling fact that before the acceptance had any ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"1st, This was not an acceptance, but only a promise to accept in future upon a tender of the bill. In Johnson v. Callings, 1 East's Rep. ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"acceptance OF THE ACT BY A GOVERNOR. In the absence of evidence to the contrary the acceptance by the governor of the provisions of the act should be deemed ..."

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