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ac·cept·ance

acceptance

 
 
pronunciation:
k sep tns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of accepting something that is given.
His acceptance of my offer surprised me.
similar words:
receipt, reception
definition 2: the condition of being accepted or approved of.
The new law finally gained the public's acceptance.
synonyms:
approval, consent
similar words:
acknowledgment, admission, admittance, credit, favor, recognition, sanction
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The word acceptance contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.