ac·cept /ik-'sept, ak-/ vt1 a: to receive with consentaccept a giftaccept serviceb: to assent to the receipt of and treat in such a way as to indicate ownership ofaccept ed the shipment despite discovering defects in the merchandise compare reject◇ Under section 2-606(1) of the Uniform Commercial Code, a buyer accepts goods if: 1) he or she indicates to the seller after a reasonable opportunity to inspect them that he or she will keep them; 2) he or she fails to effectively reject them; 3) he or she acts in a way that is inconsistent with seller's ownership of the goods.2: to make an affirmative or favorable response to; specif: to indicate by words or action one's assent to (an offer) and willingness to enter into a contract◇ A contract is created when the offer is accepted.3: to assume orally, in writing, or by conduct an obligation to payaccept ing a draft4 of a deliberative body: to receive (a report) officially (as from a committee)vi1: to receive favorably something offered— usu. used with ofno person...shall...accept of any present — U.S. Constitution art. I2: to receive and assume ownership of goodsunder section 2-606(1), buyer has accept ed if he has done any of the acts described therein — J. J. White and R. S. Summersac·cep·tance /ik-'sep-təns, ak-/ nac·cept·er or ac·cep·tor /-tər/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(admit as sufficient) verb
accede to, acquiesce, admit as satisfactory, agree to, allow, comply, confirm
accede to, acquiesce, affirm, agree to, allow, authorize, comply, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, tolerate
associated concepts: accept a contract, ratification
adopt, consider as true, embrace, internalize
accord recognition to, acknowledge, allow, honor
associated concepts: accept a bill, accept a check, accept a draft
accipere, acquire, obtain, receive, receive with approval, secure, take control of, take hold of, take possession of
associated concepts: accept a bribe, accept gainful employment
abide, accede (concede), accommodate, accredit, acquire (receive), admit (concede), adopt, agree (comply), allow (endure), approve, assent, assume (undertake), bear (tolerate), certify (approve), coincide (concur), collect (recover money), comply, concede, conceive (comprehend), concur (agree), condone, conform, consent, defer (yield in judgment), espouse, gain, grant (concede), obey, partake, pass (approve), receive (acquire), receive (permit to enter), recognize (acknowledge), sanction, seal (solemnize), sign, submit (yield), suffer (permit), tolerate, trust, undertake, uphold, validate, yield (submit)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
Acceptance of an offer has legal significance because it is usually the last formal step in concluding a contract. After an offer in certain terms has been made by one party on the basis that acceptance will create a legally binding contract and the other
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
v.To receive willingly; to agree voluntarily; implies the right to refuse.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
See: acceptanceCategory: Business, LLCs & CorporationsCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
v.to receive something with approval and intention to keep it. This use often arises on the question of accepting a payment which is late or not complete or accepting the "service" (delivery) of legal papers.
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.