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acceptancenoun [U]

 us   /ɪkˈsep·təns, æk-/
Acceptance of an offer or an invitation means that you say yes to it: The White House indicated its acceptance of the offer to visit Russia.
Acceptance of a person is the act of agreeing to that person’s becoming a member of an organization or group, or to that person’s belonging to your group as an equal.
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acceptancenoun [U]

uk   /əkˈsep.təns/  us   /əkˈsep.təns/
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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"acceptance" in Business English

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acceptancenoun

uk   us   /əkˈseptəns/
[U] the act of agreeing to something such as an offer or invitation: The board has recommended acceptance of the offer. On acceptance of the proposal, a draft agreement will be sent to both parties.
[U] COMMERCE, LAW the act of formally agreeing to buy or sell goods at a particular price or to use something in a particular way: We will confirm acceptance of your order by email. A formal letter of acceptance is sent to the successful supplier. Placing of an order constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions.
[U] MARKETING willingness of people to use a new product or service or to believe a new idea: gain/find/win acceptance These devices are gaining acceptance within the marketplace.consumer/customer/public acceptance The project aims to assess consumer acceptance of GM foods.
[C] FINANCE an agreement by a shareholder to sell their shares to another company during a takeover: The bidding company has received acceptances in respect of 73.27% of the issued shares.
[C or U] FINANCE an act of agreeing to pay a bill of exchange (= a written order to pay someone a particular amount of money) by writing your name on the document, or the document itself: In essence, an acceptance is a promise to pay.
[U] INSURANCE an agreement or contract between an insurance company and a customer to provide insurance: This life insurance plan offers guaranteed acceptance for the over 50s.
[U] IT, PRODUCTION approval of a new machine, computer system, etc. after testing it to check that it works correctly: A number of acceptance tests were performed.
(Definition of acceptance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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