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acceptance

noun [U] uk   /əkˈsep.təns/ us  
general agreement that something is satisfactory or right, or that someone should be included in a group: The idea rapidly gained acceptance (= became approved of) in political circles. The party marked his acceptance into the community.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval C1 the act of agreeing to an offer, plan, or invitation: Her acceptance of the award was very controversial. an acceptance speechGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things the fact of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation: His attitude to his children's behaviour is one of resigned acceptance.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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