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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sep-tuh ns]
    • /ækˈsɛp təns/
    • /əkˈsep.təns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-tuh ns]
    • /ækˈsɛp təns/

Definitions of acceptance word

  • variable noun acceptance Acceptance of an offer or a proposal is the act of saying yes to it or agreeing to it. 3
  • uncountable noun acceptance If there is acceptance of an idea, most people believe or agree that it is true. 3
  • uncountable noun acceptance Your acceptance of a situation, especially an unpleasant or difficult one, is an attitude or feeling that you cannot change it and that you must get used to it. 3
  • uncountable noun acceptance If there is acceptance of a new product, people start to like it and get used to it. 3
  • uncountable noun acceptance Acceptance of someone into a group means beginning to think of them as part of the group and to act in a friendly way towards them. 3
  • noun acceptance the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable 3

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Origin of acceptance

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1565-75; accept + -ance

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Parts of speech for Acceptance


acceptance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for acceptance

noun acceptance

  • acknowledgment — An acknowledgment is a statement or action which recognizes that something exists or is true.
  • consent — If you give your consent to something, you give someone permission to do it.
  • admission — Admission is permission given to a person to enter a place, or permission given to a country to enter an organization. Admission is also the act of entering a place.
  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • cooperation — joint operation or action

Antonyms for acceptance

noun acceptance

  • denial — A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.
  • disapproval — the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
  • dissension — strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.

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