Definition for AC-CEPT'

AC-CEPT', v.t. [L. accepto, from accipio, ad and capio, to take; Fr. accepter; Sp. aceptar; Port. aceiter; It. accettare; See L. capio. Class Gb.]

  1. To take or receive what is offered, with a consenting mind; to receive with approbation or favor; as, he made an offer which was accepted. Bless, Lord, his substance, and accept the work of his hands. Deut. xxxiii. Observe the difference between receive and accept. He received an appointment or the offer of a commission, but he did not accept it.
  2. To regard with partiality; to value or esteem. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked. Prov. xviii. 2 Cor. viii. In theology, acceptance with God implies forgiveness of sins and reception into his favor.
  3. To consent or agree to; to receive as terms of a contract; as, to accept a treaty; – often followed by of; as, accept of the terms.
  4. To understand; to have a particular idea of; to receive in a particular sense; as, how is this phrase to be accepted?
  5. In commerce, to agree or promise to pay; as, a bill of exchange. [See Acceptance.]

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