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noun [uncountable]     acceptance pronunciation in American English
  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

    She was anxious for acceptance from the other children at her new school.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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