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).