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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCEPTING

You Westerners have another way, of accepting people too readily.

"Not at all," persisted he, accepting as conversation what she meant as a stab.

She refused; she would not give herself the pleasure of accepting.

She made a feint of accepting the herb, and then pointed to him and to the road.

You see the expediency, the necessity of my accepting this embassy.

From that moment she gave it up, accepting the bird as a variety of man.

He had a method of accepting things, without questioning the why and wherefore.

In accepting from their children, they rob their children's children.

Prayer is not only wishing, or asking, but believing and accepting.

But he had pleaded and persuaded her into accepting him that very night.

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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