Pronunciation: (ak-sept'),[key] —v.t. 1. to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. 2. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology. 3. to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation. 4. to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of: to accept the office of president. 5. to receive or admit formally, as to a college or club.
6. to accommodate or reconcile oneself to: to accept the situation. 7. to regard as true or sound; believe: to accept a claim; to accept Catholicism. 8. to regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
9. to receive as to meaning; understand.
10. Com.to acknowledge, by signature, as calling for payment, and thus to agree to pay, as a draft.
11. (in a deliberative body) to receive as an adequate performance of the duty with which an officer or a committee has been charged; receive for further action: The report of the committee was accepted. 12. to receive or contain (something attached, inserted, etc.): This socket won't accept a three-pronged plug. 13. to receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without adverse reaction. Cf. reject (def. 7).
—v.i. to accept an invitation, gift, position, etc. (sometimes fol. by of).