Meaning of ACCEPT in English

ACCEPT

verb

1

BAD : The company will not accept to buy new machines.

GOOD : The company will not agree to buy new machines.

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You accept someone's advice, opinion, or suggestion BUT you agree (= say you are willing) to do something. Compare: 'I accepted her suggestion and agreed to see the doctor that evening.'

2

BAD : The driver did not accept me to get on the bus.

GOOD : The driver did not allow me to get on the bus.

BAD : We can't accept a motorway to be built through our town.

GOOD : We can't allow a motorway to be built through our town.

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You allow/permit someone to do something, or let them do it: 'Many parents do not allow/permit their children to watch violent films.' 'Many parents do not let their children watch violent films.'

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