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Accept them for a dowry; and allow me to claim one privilege in return.

Thank you, Robert; I will accept your gift with thanks on one condition.

It had been folly enough while he believed that she stood ready to accept him and his wealth.

The responsibilities of the position I feel, but accept them without fear.

To accept their nomination and stand as a Rural District Councillor!

Mr. Chamberlain, who had asked for these safeguards, did not accept them.

Also, as a rule, he was weak enough to accept a gift when the stranger parted.

This is the eternal agreement, but an agreement of which we find it difficult to accept the terms.

And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.

And now that Miss Gregg has said she will accept me, it's really all over.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to take what is offered," from Old French accepter (14c.) or directly from Latin acceptare "take or receive willingly," frequentative of accipere "receive," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Accepted; accepting.

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