Meaning of “accept” - Learner’s Dictionary

accept

verb uk us /əkˈsept/
AGREE [ I, T ]

B1 to agree to take something that is offered to you:

to accept an invitation/offer
to accept a job
He won't accept advice from anyone.
Do you accept credit cards?
ADMIT [ T ]

B2 to admit that something is true, often something unpleasant:

[ + (that) ] He refuses to accept that he's made a mistake.
ALLOW TO JOIN [ T ]

B2 to allow someone to join an organization or become part of a group:

She's been accepted by two universities.
Many of the refugees have now been accepted into the local community.
accept responsibility/blame

B2 to admit that you caused something bad that happened:

The company has now accepted responsibility for the accident.
UNDERSTAND [ T ]

to understand that you cannot change a very sad or unpleasant situation:

The hardest part is accepting the fact that you'll never see that person again.

(Definition of “accept” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)