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Antonyms for accept
ækˈsɛpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accept(verb)

    consider or hold as true

    "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

    Antonyms:
    refuse, reject, pass up, decline, turn down

    Synonyms:
    take over, take, swallow, consent, go for, take on, assume, have, admit, live with, bear

  2. accept, take, have(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    pass up, reject, turn down, decline, refuse

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. accept, consent, go for(verb)

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

    Antonyms:
    turn down, refuse, reject, decline, pass up

    Synonyms:
    admit, have, swallow, take to, take on, hold, assume, live with, consent, fancy, hope, apply, take, take over, go for, bear, try for

  4. accept(verb)

    react favorably to; consider right and proper

    "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"

    Antonyms:
    reject, refuse, decline, pass up, turn down

    Synonyms:
    take over, take, swallow, consent, go for, take on, assume, have, admit, live with, bear

  5. accept, admit, take, take on(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    reject, turn down, decline, pass up, refuse

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. bear, take over, accept, assume(verb)

    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

    "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

    Antonyms:
    pass up, reject, refuse, turn down, decline

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. accept, live with, swallow(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    decline, pass up, reject, refuse, turn down

    Synonyms:
    admit, have, bury, get down, swallow, withdraw, take back, take on, eat up, assume, live with, consent, immerse, swallow up, unsay, take, take over, go for, bear

  8. accept, take(verb)

    be designed to hold or take

    "This surface will not take the dye"

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline, refuse, pass up, turn down

    Synonyms:
    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

  9. accept(verb)

    receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

    Antonyms:
    turn down, refuse, pass up, decline, reject

    Synonyms:
    take over, take, swallow, consent, go for, take on, assume, have, admit, live with, bear

  10. take, accept(verb)

    make use of or accept for some purpose

    "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

    Antonyms:
    reject, turn down, refuse, pass up, decline

    Synonyms:
    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

  11. accept(verb)

    be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

    "The cow accepted the bull"

    Antonyms:
    reject, refuse, decline, turn down, pass up

    Synonyms:
    take over, take, swallow, consent, go for, take on, assume, have, admit, live with, bear

Wiktionary

  1. accept(verb)

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  2. accept(verb)

    Accepted.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  3. accept(verb)

    The boy scouts were going to accept him as a member.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  4. accept(verb)

    I accept the fact that Christ lived.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  5. accept(verb)

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  6. accept(verb)

    I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  7. accept(verb)

    I accept my punishment.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  8. accept(verb)

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  9. accept(verb)

    to accept the report of a committee.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  10. accept(verb)

    I accept.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accept

    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.

    Antonyms:
    contend, contradict, decline, demur, deny, differ, disagree, dispute, dissent, oppose, protest, refuse

    Synonyms:
    accede, accord, acquiesce, admit, agree, approve, assent, coincide, combine, comply, concur, consent, harmonize

    Preposition:
    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

  1. accept

    Antonyms:
    refuse, decline, reject, disown, disavow, ignore, repudiate

    Synonyms:
    welcome, hail, admit, recognize, avow, acknowledge, take, accede to, receive, assent to

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ACCEPT

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology (1) Accupril Canadian Clinical Evaluation & Patient Teaching

Editors Contribution

  1. abstain

    instead of leaving, you're taking it

    Submitted by anonymous on October 7, 2019  
  2. agonize

    to accept what the problem is.

    i accept that my shoelaces are untied.

    Submitted by rinat on June 9, 2017  
  3. declined

    to decline is to reuse and accept is to take something

    Submitted by carlyletinglin11 on April 6, 2020  
  4. spurn

    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.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020  

How to use accept in a sentence?

  1. The Royal:

    We accept the ICO's findings and have already made good progress to address the areas where they have concerns.

  2. Hnin Hnin:

    It’s now very difficult to operate a business, traders don’t accept bank transfers now. They want cash. So we need to find the cash.

  3. Paul Nappi:

    I agree with the pope as far as being a true Christian, you accept everybody, i happen to like Trump but I don't know if he's literally about building walls or that's just a figure of speech.

  4. Groucho Marx:

    Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.

  5. The Post:

    It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

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