accept · verb /əkˈsept/Full view
Nouns: acceptance
Adjectives: acceptable, unacceptable, accepted
Verbs: accept
Adverbs: acceptably, unacceptably
accept (AGREE TO TAKE)
B1 I or T to agree to take something that is offered to you
Dictionary examples:

to accept an apology/invitation/offer

I've been invited to their wedding, but I haven't decided whether to accept.

She won't accept advice from anyone.

Learner example:

I hope that you accept my apology. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Farsi)

accept (ADMIT)
B2 T to admit that something is true, often something unpleasant
Dictionary examples:

He refuses to accept that he's made a mistake.

I can't accept that there's nothing we can do.

Learner example:

David told her that the reason [for] his failure was her, because she used to press him a lot and she couldn't accept that he wanted to be an actor. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

accept (ALLOW TO JOIN)
B2 T to allow someone to join an organization or become part of a group
Dictionary examples:

She was accepted to two of the universities she applied to.

He was accepted as a full member of the society.

His fellow workers refused to accept him.

Learner example:

When I returned home I check[ed] my mail and I ha[d] a new message from my uncle, saying that the university have accepted me. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

accept responsibility/blame
B2 to admit that you caused something bad that happened
Dictionary example:

I accept full responsibility for the failure of the plan.

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