Synonyms for (verb) accept

Synonyms: swallow, live with, accept

Definition: tolerate or accommodate oneself to

Usage: I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions; I swallowed the insult; She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Similar words: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage


Synonyms: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: accept

Definition: be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

Usage: The cow accepted the bull

Similar words: respond, react

Definition: show a response or a reaction to something


Synonyms: accept

Definition: react favorably to; consider right and proper

Usage: People did not accept atonal music at that time; We accept the idea of universal health care

Similar words: respond, react

Definition: show a response or a reaction to something


Synonyms: consent, accept, go for

Definition: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

Usage: I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution

Similar words: respond, react

Definition: show a response or a reaction to something


Synonyms: accept

Definition: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

Similar words: have, receive

Definition: get something; come into possession of

Usage: receive payment; receive a gift; receive letters from the front


Synonyms: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter; I won't have this dog in my house!; Please accept my present

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: accept, admit, take, take on

Definition: admit into a group or community

Usage: accept students for graduate study; We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Similar words: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter; I won't have this dog in my house!; Please accept my present


Synonyms: bear, accept, assume, take over

Definition: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Usage: I'll accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: accept, take

Definition: be designed to hold or take

Usage: This surface will not take the dye

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer