acceptance

[[t]ækse̱ptəns[/t]]
acceptances
1) N-VAR: usu with supp, oft poss N, N of n Acceptance of an offer or a proposal is the act of saying yes to it or agreeing to it.

The Party is being degraded by its acceptance of secret donations...

I sent them more than 6,000 cartoons before I had my one and only acceptance by them...

Several shareholders have withdrawn earlier acceptances of the offer.

...a letter of acceptance.

...his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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rejection
2) N-UNCOUNT If there is acceptance of an idea, most people believe or agree that it is true.

...a theory that is steadily gaining acceptance...

There's a general acceptance that the US defence budget will shrink considerably over the next few years.

3) N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n Your acceptance of a situation, especially an unpleasant or difficult one, is an attitude or feeling that you cannot change it and that you must get used to it.

Popular acceptance of authority had been an early aim of the Nationalists...

The most impressive thing about him is his calm acceptance of whatever comes his way.

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rejection
4) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp If there is acceptance of a new product, people start to like it and get used to it.

Car manufacturers are already producing small numbers of electric vehicles to test customer acceptance...

Avant-garde music to this day has not found general public acceptance.

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rejection
5) N-UNCOUNT Acceptance of someone into a group means beginning to think of them as part of the group and to act in a friendly way towards them.

A very determined effort by society will ensure that the disabled achieve real acceptance and integration.

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rejection

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