What are some opposite words for accept?

Antonyms for accept
ækˈsɛptac·cept

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term accept.

Wiktionary

  1. acceptadjective

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  2. acceptverb

    To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  3. acceptverb

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

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  4. acceptverb

    I accept the fact that Christ lived.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  5. acceptverb

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  6. acceptverb

    I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  7. acceptverb

    I accept my punishment.

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  8. acceptverb

    Antonyms:
    decline, reject

  9. acceptverb

    to accept the report of a committee.

    Antonyms:
    reject, decline

  10. acceptverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptverb

    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, 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"

    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 forverb

    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. acceptverb

    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 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"

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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, takeverb

    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. acceptverb

    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, acceptverb

    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. acceptverb

    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

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. Virgilo Catayas:

    We can't really do much if that's what happened, we'll have to accept it, the important thing is to stay strong.

  2. Jacinda Ardern:

    I totally accept that I will be asked that question because I chose to be honest about it.

  3. Nourredine Adam:

    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.

  4. Police Chief Mike Koval:

    Tony Robinson was unarmed. That's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, for the public to accept.

  5. Scott C. Holstad:

    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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#111844disown
#114534disavow
#157222demur

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