Meaning of ACCEPT in English

ACCEPT

verb

1 take/receive

ADVERB

▪ eagerly , gladly , graciously , gratefully , willingly

She graciously ~ed my apology.

▪ reluctantly

VERB + ACCEPT

▪ be glad to , be happy to

▪ be reluctant to , be unwilling to

▪ be unable to

I am unfortunately unable to ~ your kind invitation.

PREPOSITION

▪ from

She ~ed a bribe from an undercover policeman.

2 agree/admit

ADVERB

▪ happily , readily

Some people readily ~ that they may have to pay for medical treatment.

▪ fully

▪ blindly , uncritically , unquestioningly

▪ grudgingly

VERB + ACCEPT

▪ be happy to , be prepared to , be ready to , be willing to

▪ be reluctant to , be unwilling to

▪ be unable to , refuse to

▪ can , will

▪ cannot , will not

The college cannot ~ responsibility for items lost or stolen on its premises.

▪ be forced to , have to

▪ learn to

PHRASES

▪ be commonly ~ed , be generally ~ed , be universally ~ed , be widely ~ed

It is generally ~ed that people are motivated by success.

▪ ~ sth at face value

These figures should not be ~ed at face value.

▪ have no choice but to ~

I had no choice but to ~ the committee's decision.

Accept is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ judge , ↑ tribunal , ↑ union

Accept is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ advice , ↑ amendment , ↑ apology , ↑ application , ↑ appointment , ↑ argument , ↑ arrangement , ↑ assertion , ↑ assignment , ↑ assumption , ↑ assurance , ↑ authority , ↑ award , ↑ bet , ↑ bid , ↑ blame , ↑ booking , ↑ bribe , ↑ card , ↑ ceasefire , ↑ challenge , ↑ charity , ↑ cheque , ↑ claim , ↑ commission , ↑ compensation , ↑ compliment , ↑ compromise , ↑ condition , ↑ condolences , ↑ congratulations , ↑ consequence , ↑ counsel , ↑ credit card , ↑ criticism , ↑ crown , ↑ cut , ↑ deal , ↑ defeat , ↑ definition , ↑ delivery , ↑ destiny , ↑ diploma , ↑ doctrine , ↑ dogma , ↑ donation , ↑ embrace , ↑ employment , ↑ excuse , ↑ existence , ↑ explanation , ↑ fact , ↑ fate , ↑ fault , ↑ favour , ↑ gift , ↑ guideline , ↑ help , ↑ honour , ↑ hospitality , ↑ hypothesis , ↑ idea , ↑ immigrant , ↑ implication , ↑ importance , ↑ inclusion , ↑ inevitability , ↑ input , ↑ instruction , ↑ invitation , ↑ job , ↑ kiss , ↑ liability , ↑ lift , ↑ limit , ↑ limitation , ↑ logic , ↑ manuscript , ↑ mediation , ↑ money , ↑ motion , ↑ need , ↑ nomination , ↑ notion , ↑ offer , ↑ offering , ↑ package , ↑ payment , ↑ penalty , ↑ petition , ↑ plea , ↑ point of view , ↑ position , ↑ possibility , ↑ prize , ↑ proposal , ↑ proposition , ↑ punishment , ↑ quotation , ↑ quote , ↑ reality , ↑ reasoning , ↑ rebuke , ↑ recommendation , ↑ reduction , ↑ redundancy , ↑ reform , ↑ refugee , ↑ refusal , ↑ registration , ↑ report , ↑ request , ↑ reservation , ↑ resignation , ↑ responsibility , ↑ restriction , ↑ ride , ↑ risk , ↑ role , ↑ rule , ↑ settlement , ↑ situation , ↑ submission , ↑ suggestion , ↑ surrender , ↑ teaching , ↑ tender , ↑ term , ↑ thanks , ↑ theory , ↑ thesis , ↑ thing , ↑ treatment , ↑ treaty , ↑ truth , ↑ ultimatum , ↑ validity , ↑ verdict , ↑ view , ↑ wage , ↑ wisdom

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