[intransitive, transitive] to take willingly something that is offered; to say ‘yes’ to an offer, invitation, etc. He asked me to marry him and I accepted. accept something Please accept our sincere apologies. It was pouring with rain so I accepted his offer of a lift. She's decided not to accept the job. Please accept this small token of my appreciation. accept something from somebody He is charged with accepting bribes from a firm of suppliers. accept something for something She said she'd accept $15 for it.