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Overview of verb accept

The verb accept has 11 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (34) accept

(consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

2. (33) accept, take, have

(receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")

3. (17) accept, consent, go for

(give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

4. (12) accept

(react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care")

5. (8) accept, admit, take, take on

(admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member")

6. (7) bear, take over, accept, assume

(take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility")

7. (2) accept, live with, swallow

(tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies")

8. accept, take

(be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye")

9. accept

(receive (a report) officially, as from a committee)

10. take, accept

(make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity")

11. accept

(be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull")

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