accept

accept
verb
1)

she accepted a pen as a present

Syn:
receive, take, get, gain, obtain, acquire
Ant:
refuse, reject
2)

he accepted the job immediately

Syn:
take on, undertake, assume, take responsibility for
Ant:
turn down, refuse
3)

she accepted an invitation to lunch

Syn:
say yes to, agree to
Ant:
turn down, refuse
4)

she was accepted as one of the family

Syn:
welcome, greet, receive, receive favorably, embrace, adopt
Ant:
reject
5)

he accepted Ellen's explanation

Syn:
believe, regard as true, give credence to, credit, trust; informal buy, swallow
Ant:
reject, doubt
6)

we have agreed to accept his decision

Syn:
go along with, agree to, consent to, acquiesce in, concur with, assent to, acknowledge, comply with, abide by, follow, adhere to, act in accordance with, defer to, yield to, surrender to, bow to, give in to, submit to, respect; formal accede to
Ant:
defy, go against
7)

she will just have to accept the consequences

Syn:
tolerate, endure, put up with, bear, take, submit to, stomach, swallow; reconcile oneself to, resign oneself to, get used to, adjust to, learn to live with, make the best of; face up to

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