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  1. [noun] the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
    Synonyms: credence

  2. [noun] the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
    Synonyms: adoption, acceptation, espousal

  3. [noun] the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

  4. [noun] (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

  5. [noun] banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
    Synonyms: banker's

  6. [noun] a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
    Synonyms: toleration, sufferance

  7. [noun] the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"


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