- 1to agree to take something that is offered or given
- 2to believe that something is true, especially without proof
- 3to approve of or be willing to consider an idea or suggestion
Using accept: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "accept" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I accept your apology.
She accepted the job offer.
He accepts that he made a mistake.
The committee accepted the proposal.
We accept cash and credit cards.
accept Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with accept
to acknowledge one's role in a situation and take ownership of the consequences
He accepted responsibility for the accident and paid for the damages.
After a long debate, he finally accepted defeat and conceded the point.
She gladly accepted the invitation to the party.
Origins of accept
from Latin 'acceptare', meaning 'take willingly'
Summary: accept in Brief
To 'accept' [əkˈsɛpt] means to agree to take something offered or given, or to believe something is true without proof. It can also mean to approve of or be willing to consider an idea or suggestion. Examples include 'She accepted the job offer' and 'He accepts that he made a mistake.' Phrases like 'accept responsibility' and 'accept defeat' denote acknowledging one's role in a situation and taking ownership of the consequences or acknowledging that one has lost a competition or argument, respectively.