Definition of acceptation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæksepˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæksepˈteɪʃn//
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the meaning that a word or expression is generally accepted as having Word Originlate Middle English (originally in the sense ‘favourable reception, approval’): from late Latin acceptatio(n-), from the verb acceptare (frequentative of accipere ‘take something to oneself’, from ad- ‘to’ + capere ‘take’). The current sense dates from the early 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acceptation