acceptance /əkˈsɛpt(ə)ns/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered

charges involving the acceptance of bribes.
2. [ count noun] a draft or bill of exchange that is accepted by being signed

a banker’s acceptance.
3. the process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable

you must wait for acceptance into the village.
4. agreement with or belief in an idea or explanation

acceptance of the teaching of the Church.
5. willingness to tolerate a difficult situation

a mood of resigned acceptance.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from Old French, from accepter (see accept).

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