/ 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.