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ACCEPT', L. accepto, from accipio, ad and capio, to take.

1. To take or receive what is offered, with a consenting mind to receive with approbation or favor.

Bless, Lord, his substance, and accept the work of his hands. Deuteronomy 33 .

He made an offer which was accepted.

Observe the difference between receive and accept.

He received an appointment or the offer of a commission, but he did not accept it.

2. To regard with partiality to value or esteem.

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked. Proverbs 28 . 2 Corinthians 8 .

In theology, acceptance with God implies forgiveness of sins and reception into his favor.

3. To consent or agree to to receive as terms of a contract as, to accept a treaty often followed by of.

Accept of the terms.

4. To understand to have a particular idea of to receive in a particular sense.

How is this phrase to be accepted?

5. In commerce, to agree or promise to pay, as a bill of exchange. See Acceptance.

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