Definition of Acceptation

1. Noun. Acceptance as true or valid.

Generic synonyms: Acceptance
Derivative terms: Accept, Accept, Accept, Accept

2. Noun. The accepted meaning of a word.
Exact synonyms: Word Meaning, Word Sense
Generic synonyms: Sense, Signified
Derivative terms: Accept

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

Definition of Acceptation

1. n. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.

Definition of Acceptation

1. Noun. (context: obsolete) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable. ¹

2. Noun. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received. ¹

3. Noun. Ready belief. ¹

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Definition of Acceptation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acceptation

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

Literary usage of Acceptation

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

1. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Hew the saints hold communion with Christ as to their acceptation with God. ... The sum of our acceptation with God, wherein it consists* What is required ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"The Gospel worthy of all acceptation, or the Obligations of Men fully to credit and cordially to approve whatever God makes known.' 2. ..."

3. The General Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Their Application to the by Frank Sumner Rice (1892)
"Wide acceptation of This Rule. — One of the first presumptions the law indulges is that of innocence, and it is a principle of equally wide acceptation that ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This is discipline in its widest acceptation, and includes natural and Divine as well as positive laws, and faith, worship, and morals; in a word, ..."

5. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1785)
"»43 acceptation of the Word TYRANT among the GREEKS. derable collateral ... Thus they differed wider)- from Tyrants in the modern acceptation of the word. ..."

6. The Photographic History of the Civil War ...: Thousands of Scenes by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"... THE END OF THE STRUGGLE acceptation The position of Margaret J. Preston, a representative poet of the Confederacy, has already been commented on. ..."

7. History and Present Condition of the Barbary States: Comprehending a View of by Michael Russell (1842)
"IT has been already stated that Barbary, according to the . modern acceptation of the term, may be viewed as comprehending four great ..."

8. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"CHAPTER L GRANDE acceptation. Iir the last nights of September, when the autumnal equinox is past, and gray September fades into brown October, ..."

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