Ac*cept" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.]


To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

If you accept them, then their worth is great.

To accept of ransom for my son.

She accepted of a treat.


To receive with favor; to approve.

The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
Ps. xx. 3.

Peradventure he will accept of me.
Gen. xxxii. 20.


To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.


To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?

5. Com.

To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.



In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]

To accept a bill Law, to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due. -- To accept service Law, to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been. -- To accept the person Eccl., to show favoritism. "God accepteth no man's person."

Gal. ii. 6.

Syn. -- To receive; take; admit. See Receive.


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