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acceptation

Noun

1 acceptance as true or valid
2 the accepted meaning of a word [syn: word meaning, word sense]
3 the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance" [syn: adoption, acceptance, espousal]

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Noun

  1. acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
    Quotation
    • This is saying worthy of all acceptation. - 1 Timothy 1:15
    • Some things ... are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God. - Hooker.
  2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
    Quotation
    • My words, in common acceptation, Could never give this provocation. - Gay ??

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