[+invitation, offer, proposal, resignation, gift] accepter
→ I accepted his offer of a permanent job.
→ He accepted our invitation to stay for the weekend.
→ It's a lovely ring, but I can't accept it.
→ I knew that they would accept my proposal.
→ The committee will meet to decide if it should accept his resignation.
[+blame, responsibility] accepter
→ I accepted the blame for what had happened.
→ I accept no responsibility for these incidences.
[+credit card, Euros, dollars, cheque] accepter
→ The telephones accept 10 and 20 pence coins.
→ Cheques can only be accepted with a cheque guarantee card.
→ Do you accept dollars?
(=recognize as valid)
[+view, opinion] se ranger à
→ I don't think they would accept that view.
[+authority, rule] accepter
→ They accept the authority of the Koran as the primary source of Islamic Law.
→ Tribal leaders have refused to accept his rule.
to accept that ... admettre que ...
→ He could not accept that he had been wrong.
→ We also accept that some marriages die.
→ I do not accept that there is any kind of crisis in British science.
(=be resigned to)
[+change, fate, unpleasant fact, noise, death] accepter
→ We have to accept noise as part of daily life.
→ I know he's dead but I just can't accept it.
→ Stephen was finally accepted into the family.
→ They refused to accept women as bus drivers.
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