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Accept

1. To honor. For example, a bank may accept a check by depositing it into the appropriate account.

2. To take delivery for a commodity, security, or anything else one previously bought.
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Van Brandt," she rejoined, "and I will accept your help gratefully."
Adrienne was advised to accept Betts, and her scruples, on the score of money, were gradually removed, by Mrs.
He did court the old fellow; got introduced to the family; was a favorite from the first; offered in a fortnight, was accepted, and got married within the month.
What you mean is that people accept an immediate pain rather than an immediate pleasure.
Mr Dorrit, in spite of his sense of his importance, felt as if it would be quite a kindness in her to accept it on any conditions.
Turning now to the Workmen he asserted that their interests must not be neglected, and that, if they intended to accept the Colour Bill, they ought at least to do so with full view of the consequences.
The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept, though with no kinder countenance than before.
At first he accepted much of what people brought him--tea, sugar, white bread, milk, clothing, and fire-wood.
The question was summed up for him thus: "If I do not accept the answers Christianity gives to the problems of my life, what answers do I accept?" And in the whole arsenal of his convictions, so far from finding any satisfactory answers, he was utterly unable to find anything at all like an answer.
She at once refused, not only to accept his proposal, but even to take it into consideration.
If his father and mother accepted the invitation, Isabel's only objection to hastening the union would fall to the ground.
I can honestly ask you to accept my heart's dearest wishes for your happiness--and I can keep the rest to myself.