Definition of acceptance


  • the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip", "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years". Synonyms: credence.
  • the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society", "the proposal found wide acceptance". Synonyms: acceptation, adoption, espousal.
  • the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club". Antonyms: rejection.
  • (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract).
  • banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank. Synonyms: banker's acceptance.
  • a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace". Synonyms: sufferance, toleration.
  • the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him", "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer".

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acceptation, acknowledgement, acknowledgment, acquiescence, approval, bosom, content, contentedness, embrace, fatalism, recognition, vogue, welcome.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • acceptance is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 18 points
  • acceptance is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 18 points
  • acceptance is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 23 points
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