ac·cept /ik-'sept, ak-/ vt
1 a: to receive with consent
accept a gift
accept service
b: to assent to the receipt of and treat in such a way as to indicate ownership of
accept 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 pay
accept ing a draft
4 of a deliberative body: to receive (a report) officially (as from a committee)
1: to receive favorably something offered
— usu. used with of
no person...shall...accept of any presentU.S. Constitution art. I
2: to receive and assume ownership of goods
under section 2-606(1), buyer has accept ed if he has done any of the acts described therein — J. J. White and R. S. Summers
ac·cep·tance /ik-'sep-təns, ak-/ n
ac·cept·er or ac·cep·tor /-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (admit as sufficient) verb accede to, acquiesce, admit as satisfactory, agree to, allow, comply, confirm II (assent) verb accede to, acquiesce, affirm, agree to, allow, authorize, comply, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, tolerate associated concepts: accept a contract, ratification III (embrace) verb adopt, consider as true, embrace, internalize IV (recognize) verb accord recognition to, acknowledge, allow, honor associated concepts: accept a bill, accept a check, accept a draft V (take) verb 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 VI index 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. . 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.

To receive willingly; to agree voluntarily; implies the right to refuse.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   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. . 2013.

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