accept verb (TAKE)
accept verb (APPROVE)
- It is difficult for many people to accept a literal interpretation of the Bible.
- The committee decided with one voice to accept the proposal.
- While I accept that he's not perfect in many ways, I do actually quite like the man.
- He was a very stubborn man who refused to accept defeat.
- We must accept the results of a democratic election.
accept verb (BELIEVE)
[ + that ] I can't accept that there's nothing we can do.
- She can't accept she made a mistake and now she's trying to lay the blame on her assistant.
- Rationally, he knows that she won't ever go back to him, but emotionally he can't accept it.
- She refused to accept that she was wrong and stalked furiously out of the room.
- I had to accept that the relationship had run its course.
- It was a terrible struggle for him to accept her death.
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