|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. "God accepteth no man's person." Gal. ii. 6.
Synonyms -- To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
Accept (Ac*cept"), a.
Accepted. [Obs.] Shak.
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