Antonyms of verb accept

3 of 11 senses of accept

Sense 1
accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")
       Antonym of reject (Sense 1)
      => reject -- (refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper")

Sense 2
accept, take, have -- (receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")
       Antonym of refuse (Sense 2)
      => refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline -- (refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality")

Sense 3
accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")
       Antonym of refuse (Sense 1)
      => refuse, decline -- (show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb accept

11 senses of accept

Sense 1
accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 2
accept, take, have -- (receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 3
accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 4
accept -- (react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 5
accept, admit, take, take on -- (admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member")
       => accept, take, have -- (receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")

Sense 6
bear, take over, accept, assume -- (take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Sense 7
accept, live with, swallow -- (tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies")
       => digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

Sense 8
accept, take -- (be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 9
accept -- (receive (a report) officially, as from a committee)
       => receive, have -- (get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front")

Sense 10
take, accept -- (make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity")

Sense 11
accept -- (be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

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