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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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