A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sep-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæk sɛpˈteɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæk.sep.ˈteɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæk sɛpˈteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of acceptation word

  • noun acceptation the accepted meaning, as of a word, phrase, etc 3
  • noun acceptation the generally accepted meaning (of a word or expression) 3
  • abbreviation ACCEPTATION acceptance 3
  • noun acceptation the usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc. 1
  • noun acceptation favorable regard; approval. 1
  • noun acceptation belief; acceptance as true or valid. 1

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Origin of acceptation

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French. See accept, -ation

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Parts of speech for Acceptation


acceptation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acceptation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acceptation

noun acceptation

  • connotation — The connotations of a particular word or name are the ideas or qualities which it makes you think of.
  • purport — to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely: a document purporting to be official.
  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.
  • value — relative worth, merit, or importance: the value of a college education; the value of a queen in chess.
  • meaning — what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import: the three meanings of a word.

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