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English definition of “accept”


verb [T] (APPROVE)    /əkˈsept/
B2 to consider something or someone as satisfactory : The manuscript was accepted for publication last week . She was accepted as a full member of the society . His fellow workers refused to accept him (= to include him as one of their group ).Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of accept verb (APPROVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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