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noun [uncountable] acceptance pronunciation in British English /əkˈseptəns/
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  1. 1
    general agreement that something is true, reasonable, or cannot be changed
    acceptance of: There is widespread acceptance of these principles.
    a society that valued the unquestioning acceptance of tradition
    gain/win acceptance: Anti-racist policies were gradually gaining acceptance at that time.
  2. 2
    agreement to a plan, offer, or suggestion
    Acceptance of the offer is the first step to a merger.
    the candidate’s acceptance speech (=a speech given formally accepting a public position)
  3. 3
    an attitude of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation because you know that it cannot be changed or avoided
    Her mood was one of resigned acceptance.
    a religion that teaches acceptance of suffering
  4. 4
    the fact of allowing someone to become part of a group or community and making them feel welcome
    The new merchant class was anxious for acceptance from the old nobility.

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