Adjective "acceptances" definition and examples

(Acceptances may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əkˈsɛpt(ə)ns/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.
  1. 'Bowling for Columbine was already a success before it won the Oscar for best documentary, but the award - and Moore's controversial acceptance speech - gave the film an extra bounce.'
  2. 'While the unions representing them have broadly welcomed the packages offered and advised acceptance, the workers believe it is simply not good enough.'
  3. 'Seniors are receiving their acceptance letters; the hallways are a daily scene of impromptu celebrations and rounds of hugs.'
  4. 'Manchester United's acceptance of an offer from Barcelona will go down in history as the moment Beckham's career on the field hit skid row.'
  5. 'Thus, their acceptance of those offers certainly did not mean, as Mr. Lister implied, that those parents no longer wanted a place at St. George's Prep.'
  6. 'The deadline for acceptance of the offer is Thursday afternoon, but both sides have claimed they have the upper hand in a takeover battle which is becoming increasingly bitter.'
  7. 'While Dr Mullins has received irrevocable acceptances of his offer from shareholders, owning 36% of the company, it is now considered a near certainty that the buyout will fail.'
  8. 'This year she told the crowd that she had just realized her dress was completely see-through; she spent the rest of her acceptance speech with her legs firmly together.'
  9. 'The letter of intent was not a binding contract; it was not an offer capable of acceptance; nor did any event which followed the letter of intent constitute a binding contract between the parties.'
  10. 'A week before we were set to leave, Jake had received his acceptance letter to a baseball camp in New York.'
  11. 'a banker's acceptance'
  12. 'The markets for bills of exchange and bankers' acceptances are simply too small to be of any use.'
  13. 'Hatfield also devoted three and a half pages to the recording and valuation of book accounts, acceptances, and promissory notes.'
The process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable.
  1. 'It is a struggle of already free people for complete social acceptance and the sense of normalcy that follows thereof - a struggle for the eradication of the homosexual stigma.'
  2. 'It's new and unusual to most folks, and there's definitely a process of acceptance to go through.'
  3. 'What we see as cultural acceptance might in fact be cultural imperialism - in the same way that Indian tea has long been seen as an English drink.'
  4. 'Many other minority groups experienced the same process of acceptance through Major League baseball.'
  5. 'While few would question that a married couple and their dependent children form a family unit, others receive less uniform social acceptance.'
  6. 'New product acceptance is a process that takes anywhere from several months to many years, depending on the complexity of the necessary approval.'
  7. 'These skills are crucial to developing social confidence and acceptance.'
  8. 'In a pluralistic society religious, moral or cultural values put forward in a public governmental context cannot always be expected to meet with universal acceptance.'
  9. '‘It is basically a stylised comic book film in the vein of Spider Man and Super Man which deals with issues of vengeance, redemption and social acceptance,’ he says.'
  10. 'In the village, there has never been social acceptance of her after the incident.'
  11. 'What may strike some as a naive grab for mainstream acceptance is in fact a stroke of genius.'
Agreement with or belief in an idea or explanation.
  1. 'Gitt, incredibly, replied that his ideas have wide acceptance among scientists.'
  2. 'Thus we make attributions of causal relatedness on the basis of prior acceptance of scientific explanations.'
  3. 'His evidence in favor of such a shift is instructive of his thinking and acceptance of Darwinian ideas.'
  4. 'His ideas only found wider acceptance 300 years after his death, when Confucianism was declared a state religion during the Han Dynasty.'
  5. '‘Very good, that one,’ he reiterates his acceptance of my ideas.'
  6. 'Underlying these explanations is an acceptance of the foundational ideas of the Antigonish Movement.'
  7. 'However the cause of his suicide may have been wrongly attributed to the lack of acceptance of his ideas.'
  8. 'In our age, the term has become almost synonymous with an irrational acceptance of beliefs for which we lack evidence.'
  9. 'What this passage illustrates is not only the possibility, but the general acceptance, of the idea that language is separate from identity.'
  10. 'If Sonntag is right, the average acceptance of these beliefs should be the same between groups of students from scientific versus humanistic studies.'
  11. 'a mood of resigned acceptance'
  12. 'Some patients need to be in denial about what's going on while others want someone to talk to about their fear of dying or their acceptance of the situation.'
  13. 'Parents, siblings, and extended family members hurt by past behavior sometimes found forgiveness and acceptance difficult.'
  14. 'Patients accustomed to inadequate care may become resentful or respond with passive acceptance of the situation often seeing it simply as a further burden of poverty and social alienation.'
  15. 'Affirm this Hindu wisdom regularly to cultivate patience and wise acceptance, even of situations that tend to arouse anger.'
  16. 'This ethic of tolerant acceptance can also contribute to an inability to articulate a broader, normative vision of family life.'
  17. 'His resigned acceptance of the situations in which the plot places him is a masterpiece of understated comedy acting and very, very effective.'
  18. 'Spouses may reinforce acceptance or tolerance of negative events.'

More definitions

1. the act of taking or receiving something offered.

2. favorable reception; approval; favor.

3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.

4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.

5. acceptation (def 1).

6. Commerce. an engagement to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due, as by the person on whom it is drawn. an order, draft, etc., that a person or bank has accepted as calling for payment and has thus promised to pay.|

More examples(as adjective)

"capitals can be acceptances for percents."

"representings can be acceptances."

"totallings can be acceptances."

"accountings can be acceptances."

"thirdses can be acceptances."

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Origin

(acceptance)Mid 16th century: from Old French, from accepter (see accept).