Meaning of ACCEPTANCE in English

/ əkˈseptəns; NAmE / noun


[ U , C ] the act of accepting a gift, an invitation, an offer, etc. :

Please confirm your acceptance of this offer in writing.

He made a short acceptance speech / speech of acceptance.


[ U ] the act of agreeing with sth and approving of it :

The new laws have gained widespread acceptance .


[ U ] the process of allowing sb to join sth or be a member of a group :

Your acceptance into the insurance plan is guaranteed.

Social acceptance is important for most young people.


[ U ] willingness to accept an unpleasant or difficult situation :

acceptance of death / suffering



mid 16th cent.: from Old French , from accepter , from Latin acceptare , frequentative of accipere take something to oneself, from ad- to + capere take.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.