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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-tiv]
    • /ækˈsɛp tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-tiv]
    • /ækˈsɛp tɪv/

Definitions of acceptive word

  • adjective acceptive ready or willing to accept 3
  • adjective acceptive inclined to receive or accept; receptive: She was seldom acceptive of my suggestions. 1
  • adjective acceptive reasonably satisfactory; acceptable: an acceptive mode of transportation. 1
  • noun acceptive Fit for acceptance. 1
  • adjective acceptive (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Ready to accept. 0
  • adjective acceptive Receptive. 0

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Origin of acceptive

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; accept + -ive, on the model of receptive

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Parts of speech for Acceptive


acceptive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% 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.

acceptive usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acceptive

adj acceptive

  • approachable — If you describe someone as approachable, you think that they are friendly and easy to talk to.
  • impartial — not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.
  • observant — quick to notice or perceive; alert.
  • tolerant — inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing: tolerant of errors.
  • broad-minded — If you describe someone as broad-minded, you approve of them because they are willing to accept types of behaviour which other people consider immoral.

adjective acceptive

  • receptive — having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
  • favourable — Pleasing, encouraging or approving.
  • impressionable — easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.

Antonyms for acceptive

adj acceptive

  • biased — If someone is biased, they prefer one group of people to another, and behave unfairly as a result. You can also say that a process or system is biased.
  • prejudiced — an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
  • unconcerned — not involved or interested; disinterested.
  • unfeeling — not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.

adjective acceptive

  • biassed — a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned: illegal bias against older job applicants; the magazine’s bias toward art rather than photography; our strong bias in favor of the idea.
  • rejective — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

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