acceptance

/əkˈsɛptəns/ (say uhk'septuhns)

noun
1. the act of taking or receiving something offered: his acceptance of the gift.
2. favourable reception; favour: to win immediate acceptance.
3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.
4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.
5. Commerce
a. an engagement to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due, as by the person on whom it is drawn.
b. an order, draft, etc., which a person has accepted as calling for payment and has thus promised to pay: a trade acceptance.
6. (plural) Horseracing the list of horses for which all dues have been paid to enter a particular race.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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