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English Dictionary: accept by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
accept
v
  1. consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
    Antonym(s): reject
  2. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
    Synonym(s): accept, take, have
    Antonym(s): decline, pass up, refuse, reject, turn down
  3. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
    Synonym(s): accept, consent, go for
    Antonym(s): decline, refuse
  4. react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
  5. admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
    Synonym(s): accept, admit, take, take on
  6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    Synonym(s): bear, take over, accept, assume
  7. tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
    Synonym(s): accept, live with, swallow
  8. be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
    Synonym(s): accept, take
  9. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  10. make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
    Synonym(s): take, accept
  11. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Accept \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.]
      1. 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.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     To accept of ransom for my son.         --Milton.
  
                     She accepted of a treat.                     --Addison.
  
      2. To receive with favor; to approve.
  
                     The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.   --Ps. xx. 3.
  
                     Peradventure he will accept of me.      --Gen. xxxii.
                                                                              20.
  
      3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
            accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  
      4. 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. --Bouvier.
  
      6. 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. [bd]God
            accepteth no man's person.[b8] --Gal. ii. 6.
  
      Syn: To receive; take; admit. See {Receive}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Accept \Ac*cept"\, a.
      Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   accept
  
      {Berkeley} {Unix} networking {socket}
      library routine to satisfy a connection request from a remote
      {host}.   A specified socket on the local host (which must be
      capable of accepting the connection) is connected to the
      requesting socket on the remote host.   The remote socket's
      socket address is returned.
  
      {Unix manual pages}: accept(2), connect(2).
  
      (1994-11-08)
  
  
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