[+idea, theory, trend] approbation f
→ There's a general acceptance that the US defence budget will shrink considerably over the next few years.
→ Avant-garde music has not found general public acceptance.
→ Car manufacturers are already producing small numbers of electric vehicles to test customer acceptance.
[+authority] acceptation f
→ Popular acceptance of authority had been an early aim of the Nationalists.
to gain acceptance recevoir un accueil favorable
→ a theory that is gaining acceptance
to meet with general acceptance être favorablement accueilli (e) par tous