accept

accept ac‧cept [əkˈsept] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to take or agree to take something that has been offered:

• The steel workers have accepted a 3% wage offer.

accept something from somebody

• Doctors should not accept expensive gifts from pharmaceutical companies.

2. to agree to a plan, idea, agreement etc:

• The US is ready to accept the deal.

3. to agree to take goods that have been ordered:

• The company has shipped three supercomputers, but only two have been accepted.

4. MARKETING when people accept a new product, they like it and are willing to buy it:

• The machine is too highly priced to be accepted by the mass of US consumers.

5. accept cash/​dollars/​cheques/​credit cards etc to allow customers to pay using these forms of payment:

• Do you accept Visa?

6. accept a bill of exchange BANKING to agree to pay a bill of exchange
7. accept a risk INSURANCE to officially agree to insure something:

• The insurance company reserves the right to make medical checks prior to accepting a risk on health insurance.

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accept UK US /əkˈsept/ verb
[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.

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The buyer may refuse to accept the goods if they do not comply with the contract.

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Please accept my apology for our mistake.

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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.

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Almost 80% of policyholders voted to accept the deal.

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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

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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