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Noun acceptance has 7 senses
  1. credence, acceptance - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
    --1 is a kind of attitude, mental attitude
    --1 has particulars: recognition
    Derived form: verb accept1
  2. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
    --2 is a kind of blessing, approval, approving
    --2 has particulars: embrace, bosom
    Derived form: verb accept4
  3. acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
    --3 is a kind of
    situation, state of affairs
    Antonyms: rejection
    --3 has particulars:
     currency, vogue; recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement; approval, favorable reception, favourable reception; acceptation; contentedness, content; acquiescence; eligibility; welcome
    Derived form: verb accept4
  4. acceptance - (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
    --4 is a kind of
    assent, acquiescence
  5. acceptance, banker's acceptance - banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
    --5 is a kind of draft, bill of exchange, order of payment
  6. toleration, acceptance, sufferance - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
    --6 is a kind of permissiveness, tolerance
    --6 has particulars: self acceptance
    Derived form: verb accept7
  7. acceptance - the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
    --7 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb accept2
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