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There is widespread acceptance of these principles.
a society that valued the unquestioning acceptance of tradition
Anti-racist policies were gradually gaining acceptance at that time.
Acceptance of the offer is the first step to a merger.
the candidate's acceptance speech (=a speech given formally accepting a public position)
Her mood was one of resigned acceptance.
a religion that teaches acceptance of suffering
She was anxious for acceptance from the other children at her new school.
This is the American English definition of acceptance. View British English definition of acceptance.