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Definition of acceptance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of accepting a gift, an invitation, an offer, etc. Please confirm your acceptance of this offer in writing. He made a short acceptance speech.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of agreeing with something and approving of it The new laws have gained widespread acceptance.
  3. 3[uncountable] the process of allowing someone to join something or be a member of a group Your acceptance into the insurance plan is guaranteed. Social acceptance is important for most young people.
  4. 4[uncountable] willingness to accept an unpleasant or difficult situation acceptance of death/suffering
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: acceptance