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English definition of “accept”


verb     /əkˈsept/
[T] to agree to take something: accept a cheque/credit card/cash Do you accept credit cards ?accept a booking/order Your order has been accepted and will be processed within 48 hours . The buyer may refuse to accept the goods if they do not comply with the contract . Please accept my apology for our mistake . I accept full responsibility for the failure of the project .
[I or T] to say yes to an offer or invitation : accept an offer/job/position We've offered her the job , but I don't know whether she'll accept. Almost 80% of policyholders voted to accept the deal . I've accepted an invitation to speak at the conference .
[T] to consider something or someone as satisfactory : accept sb/sth as sth We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as a full member of the Association of Consultant Engineers .accept sth for sth The design has been accepted for production .
[T] INSURANCE to agree to provide insurance for something or someone: The decision by insurance underwriters to accept the risk demonstrates the strength of his case .
[T] FINANCE to agree to pay a bill of exchange
(Definition of accept verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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