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ACCEPTANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acceptance mean? 

ACCEPTANCE (noun)
  The noun ACCEPTANCE has 7 senses:

1. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
2. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
3. the state of being acceptable and accepted
4. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
5. banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
6. a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
7. the act of taking something that is offered

  Familiarity information: ACCEPTANCE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCEPTANCE (noun)


Sense 1acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acceptance; credence

Context examples:

he gave credence to the gossip / acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceptance"):

recognition (an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid)


Sense 2acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adoption; acceptance; acceptation; espousal

Context examples:

its adoption by society / the proposal found wide acceptance

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

approval; approving; blessing (the formal act of approving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceptance"):

bosom; embrace (a close affectionate and protective acceptance)


Sense 3acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being acceptable and accepted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

situation; state of affairs (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceptance"):

acquiescence (acceptance without protest)

content; contentedness (the state of being contented with your situation in life)

acceptation (acceptance as true or valid)

approval; favorable reception; favourable reception (acceptance as satisfactory)

acknowledgement; acknowledgment; recognition (the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged)

currency; vogue (a current state of general acceptance and use)

welcome (the state of being welcome)

Antonym:

rejection (the state of being rejected)


Sense 4acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

acquiescence; assent (agreement with a statement or proposal to do something)

Domain category:

contract law (that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts)


Sense 5acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

banker's acceptance; acceptance

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

bill of exchange; draft; order of payment (a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another)


Sense 6acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

toleration; sufferance; acceptance

Context example:

all people should practice toleration and live together in peace

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

permissiveness; tolerance (a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceptance"):

self acceptance (an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all)


Sense 7acceptance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of taking something that is offered

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

her acceptance of the gift encouraged him / he anticipated their acceptance of his offer

Hypernyms ("acceptance" is a kind of...):

acquisition (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something)


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