Antonyms for accept
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term accept.
To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
The boy scouts were going to accept him as a member.
I accept the fact that Christ lived.
I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
I accept my punishment.
to accept the report of a committee.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Agree is the most general term of this group, signifying to have like qualities, proportions, views, or inclinations, so as to be free from jar, conflict, or contradiction in a given relation. To concur is to agree in general; to coincide is to agree in every particular. Whether in application to persons or things, concur tends to expression in action more than coincide; we may either concur or coincide in an opinion, but concur in a decision; views coincide, causes concur. One accepts another's terms, complies with his wishes, admits his statement, approves his plan, conforms to his views of doctrine or duty, accedes or consents to his proposal. Accede expresses the more formal agreement, consent the more complete. To assent is an act of the understanding; to consent, of the will. We may concur or agree with others, either in opinion or decision. One may silently acquiesce in that which does not meet his views, but which he does not care to contest. He admits the charge brought, or the statement made, by another — admit always carrying a suggestion of reluctance. Assent is sometimes used for a mild form of consent, as if agreement in the opinion assured approval of the decision.
I agree in opinion with the speaker; to the terms proposed; persons agree on or upon a statement of principles, rules, etc.; we must agree among ourselves.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
consider or hold as true
"I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
accept, take, haveverb
receive willingly something given or offered
"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
require, take, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, take on, carry, live with, assume, have, hold, choose, sustain, study, learn, fill, receive, necessitate, take over, consume, stimulate, drive, hire, consider, need, rent, suffer, pick out, swallow, deliver, contract, deal, adopt, film, remove, demand, birth, lease, take aim, take up, give, train, go for, strike, use up, select, own, engage, let, feature, make, claim, pack, get hold of, exact, take away, have got, throw, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, give birth, shoot, aim, induce, direct, charter, get, contain, bear, subscribe, experience, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, consent, possess, guide, admit, cause, ask, conduct
accept, consent, go forverb
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
"I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
react favorably to; consider right and proper
"People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
accept, admit, take, take onverb
admit into a group or community
"accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
require, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, acknowledge, take on, carry, live with, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, take over, consume, allow in, drive, hire, consider, need, rent, pick out, swallow, contract, accommodate, deal, adopt, include, film, remove, demand, lease, let in, take aim, meet, take up, train, go for, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, shoot, aim, allow, direct, charter, tackle, contain, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, consent, intromit, guide, admit, undertake, ask, conduct
bear, take over, accept, assumeverb
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
"I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
usurp, digest, swallow, abide, buy up, comport, tolerate, bear, don, have a bun in the oven, support, acquire, live with, behave, simulate, put on, endure, put up, take, stick out, adopt, expect, borrow, take for granted, deport, assume, pay, relieve, take over, presume, repeat, go for, buy out, carry, get into, sham, stomach, birth, hold, seize, have, deliver, acquit, brook, yield, turn out, conduct, suffer, contain, stand, gestate, take on, feign, wear, strike, admit, absorb, take up, give birth, consent, arrogate
accept, live with, swallowverb
tolerate or accommodate oneself to
"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
be designed to hold or take
"This surface will not take the dye"
take on, demand, swallow, shoot, get, call for, exact, take, pack, bring, acquire, read, involve, make, carry, lease, guide, engage, look at, take in, necessitate, select, have, occupy, strike, study, get hold of, use up, assume, admit, pick out, need, take over, train, subscribe to, deal, take aim, hire, postulate, go for, ingest, hold, lead, contract, aim, adopt, fill, film, charter, drive, direct, require, ask, choose, subscribe, convey, submit, conduct, take up, rent, take away, consider, learn, withdraw, consume, contain, live with, claim, remove, consent, bear
receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
make use of or accept for some purpose
"take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
take on, demand, live with, take in, shoot, get, call for, exact, take, pack, bring, go for, acquire, read, involve, make, lease, guide, engage, lead, hire, necessitate, select, have, occupy, strike, study, get hold of, train, use up, assume, admit, pick out, need, take over, adopt, subscribe to, deal, take aim, swallow, postulate, claim, ingest, hold, carry, contract, aim, require, fill, film, charter, drive, direct, ask, choose, subscribe, convey, submit, conduct, take up, rent, take away, consider, learn, withdraw, consume, contain, look at, remove, consent, bear
be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
"The cow accepted the bull"
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instead of leaving, you're taking it
to accept what the problem is.
i accept that my shoelaces are untied.Submitted by rinat on June 9, 2017
to decline is to reuse and accept is to take somethingSubmitted by carlyletinglin11 on April 6, 2020
spurn means deny for anything that's why i thought that this list should have this word (accept)
1.your friend raj spurn that proposal while my friend accepted that.
We can't really do much if that's what happened, we'll have to accept it, the important thing is to stay strong.
I totally accept that I will be asked that question because I chose to be honest about it.
If they send us doctors and teachers to heal and educate our families, they will be welcome, but the other government employees, we cannot accept them. The electoral process in the current context is not possible.
Tony Robinson was unarmed. That's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, for the public to accept.
seeing is believing they say and if boundaries are limitless are we? or is existence twofold and doomed before the sights are set and if so does God really weep for humanity and must we continue to seek sustenance through escapism and do sporting events in all their microcosmic glory refute the tenets of nihilism or should we simply accept and wallow in our ignorance unbearable lightness of being creatures who feelwhat -- I don’t know
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