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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sep-ting]
    • /ækˈsɛp tɪŋ/
    • /əkˈsept/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-ting]
    • /ækˈsɛp tɪŋ/

Definitions of accepting word

  • adjective accepting amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates. 1
  • verb with object accepting to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. 1
  • verb with object accepting to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology. 1
  • verb with object accepting to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation. 1
  • verb with object accepting to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of: to accept the office of president. 1
  • verb with object accepting to receive or admit formally, as to a college or club. 1

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Origin of accepting

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; accept + -ing2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Accepting


accepting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% 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".

accepting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accepting

adjective accepting

  • tolerant — inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing: tolerant of errors.
  • compliant — If you say that someone is compliant, you mean they willingly do what they are asked to do.
  • patient — a person who is under medical care or treatment.
  • long-suffering — enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
  • uncomplaining — to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault: He complained constantly about the noise in the corridor.

noun accepting

  • credence — If something lends or gives credence to a theory or story, it makes it easier to believe.
  • confirmation — the act of confirming
  • theorization — to form a theory or theories.
  • supposal — the act of supposing.
  • takeover — the act of seizing, appropriating, or arrogating authority, control, management, etc.

Antonyms for accepting

adjective accepting

  • disobedient — neglecting or refusing to obey; not submitting; refractory.
  • linear — of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design.
  • high-hat — to snub or treat condescendingly.
  • recherche — sought out with care.
  • scrimpy — scanty; meager; barely adequate.

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