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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. C1 the act of agreeing to an offer, plan, or invitation: Her acceptance of the award was very controversial. an acceptance speech the fact of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation: His attitude to his children's behaviour is one of resigned acceptance.
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