Synonyms of accept in English:


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1‘he accepted a pen as a present’

receive, agree to receive, welcome, take, take receipt of, get, gain, obtain, acquire, come by

refuse, reject, turn down

2‘he accepted the job immediately’

take on, take up, undertake, tackle, take on oneself, shoulder, bear, assume, manage, take responsibility for, be responsible for, engage in, become involved in, take part in, participate in, devote oneself to, concentrate on, address oneself to, go about, set about, approach, handle, get down to, deal with, get to grips with
launch into, enter on, begin, start, embark on, venture on, turn one's hand to
informal get cracking on, have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, have a stab at, give something a whirl
formal commence

3‘she accepted an invitation to lunch’

say yes to, reply in the affirmative, agree to, comply with

4‘she was accepted as one of the family’

welcome, greet, let in, receive, receive favourably, embrace, offer friendship to, adopt, integrate

5‘he grudgingly accepted Ellen's explanation’

believe, trust, give credence to, credit, give credit to, put confidence in, be convinced of, have faith in, count on, rely on, depend on
informal go for, buy, fall for, swallow, swallow something hook, line, and sinker, take something as gospel

6‘we have agreed to accept his decision’

go along with, accede to, agree to, consent to, acquiesce in, concur with, assent to, endorse, comply with, abide by, follow, adhere to, conform to, act in accordance with, defer to, yield to, surrender to, bow to, give in to, submit to, respect, recognize, acknowledge, cooperate with, adopt


7‘she will just have to accept the consequences’

tolerate, endure, put up with, suffer, bear, take, stand, support, submit to, stomach, undergo, swallow
become reconciled to, reconcile oneself to, become resigned to, get used to, become accustomed to, adjust to, accommodate oneself to, acclimatize oneself to
learn to live with, make the best of
face up to
Scottish thole
British informal wear