accept

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 [ækˈsɛpt]


WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
accept
If someone offers you something and you accept it, you agree to take it.
Jane accepted a slice of cake.
advice and suggestions
If you accept someone's advice or suggestion, you decide to do what they advise or suggest.
I knew that they would accept my proposal.
Be careful
However, don't say that you ‘accept to do’ what someone suggests. You say that you agree to do it.
The princess agreed to go on television.
She agreed to let us use her flat while she was away.
situations and people
If you accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, you recognize that it cannot be changed.
They refused to accept poor working conditions.
Astronauts accept danger as part of their job.
accept - except
Don't confuse accept /ək^sept/ with except /ɪk^sept/.
‘accept’
Accept is a verb. If someone offers you something and you accept it, you agree to take it.
I never accept presents from clients.
➜ See accept
‘except’
Except is a preposition or conjunction. You use it to show that a statement does not include a particular thing or person.
All the boys except Paul started to giggle.
➜ See except
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