accept 义务阶段1500 全国卷频次:24
v. accepts 2 accepting 1 accepted 16
Surprised and happy, Tony stood up and accepted the prize.
Mostly, it is just a question of getting used to the differences and accepting them, like the climate.
It is generally accepted that a boy must learn to stand up and fight like a man.
It is simply the accepted thing to do in their own country.
He accepted the explanation without question.他认可了这个解释,没有提出疑问。
We no longer believed the lies spread by them.我们再也不相信他们散布的谣言了。
Her husband did not accept〔receive〕 her story.她的丈夫不相信她的话。
The theory was not received〔accepted〕 as truth by the broad masses of people.这一理论并未被广大人民群众当成真理。
I’ve received an invitation but I don’t think I’ll accept.我收到一份邀请,但不准备接受。
Though he has received several offers, he can accept only one of them.虽然他收到了几处的聘请,但他只能接受其中之一。
再如,收到(receive)别人的致歉,但不一定予以承认(accept); 头脑可以接收(receive)某一思想,但不一定认同(accept); 一个人可以为社会所容纳(receive),但不一定为他人所理解(accept)。简而言之,“accept=receive+乐意地”。
此外, receive之后还可以拒绝甚至退回,而一经accept,则除极特殊情况外,一般是不能再拒绝或退回的。因此,复信中写I’ve received your invitation.就显得不够礼貌了。
OFFER / INVITATION 建议；邀请
1. to take willingly sth that is offered; to say ‘yes’ to an offer, invitation, etc.
▪ [V] He asked me to marry him and I accepted.
▪ [VN] Please accept our sincere apologies.
He is charged with accepting bribes from a firm of suppliers.
It was pouring with rain so I accepted his offer of a lift.
She’s decided not to accept the job.
She said she’d accept $15 for it.
她说她要 15 元才卖。
RECEIVE AS SUITABLE 认为合适而接受
2. [VN] to receive sth as suitable or good enough
My article has been accepted for publication.
This machine only accepts coins.
Will you accept a cheque?
3. [VN] to agree to or approve of sth
They accepted the court’s decision.
He accepted all the changes we proposed.
She won’t accept advice from anyone.
4. [VN] to admit that you are responsible or to blame for sth
He accepts full responsibility for what happened.
You have to accept the consequences of your actions.
5. ~ sth (as sth) to believe that sth is true
▪ [VN] I don’t accept his version of events.
Can we accept his account as the true version?
▪ [V that] I accept that this will not be popular.
▪ [VN that] It is generally accepted that people are motivated by success.
▪ [VN to inf] The workforce is generally accepted to have the best conditions in Europe.
HELP This pattern is only used in the passive.
DIFFICULT SITUATION 困境
6. ~ sth (as sth) to continue in a difficult situation without complaining, because you realize that you cannot change it
▪ [VN] You just have to accept the fact that we’re never going to be rich.
Nothing will change as long as the workers continue to accept these appalling conditions.
They accept the risks as part of the job.
▪ [V that] He just refused to accept that his father was no longer there.
7. [VN] ~ sb (into sth) | ~ sb (as sth) to make sb feel welcome and part of a group
It may take years to be completely accepted by the local community.
She had never been accepted into what was essentially a man’s world.
He never really accepted her as his own child.
ALLOW SB TO JOIN 准许加入
8. ~ sb (into sth) | ~ sb (as sth) to allow sb to join an organization, attend an institution, use a service, etc.
▪ [VN] The college he applied to has accepted him.
She was disappointed not to be accepted into the club.
The landlord was willing to accept us as tenants.
▪ [VN to inf] She was accepted to study music.
1 GIFT/OFFER/INVITATION 礼物/提议/邀请 [intransitive, transitive] to take something that someone offers you, or to agree to do something that someone asks you to do 接受；同意做〔某事〕 OPP refuse
Rick accepted her offer of coffee.
He accepted the invitation to stay with us.
His school reports said that he is always ready to accept a challenge (=agree to do something difficult).
Please accept this small gift.
They offered me a job and I accepted.
accept something from somebody
He accepted a glass of water from Helen.
He readily accepted her invitation (=accepted it quickly).
2 SITUATION/PROBLEM ETC 情况/问题等 [transitive] to decide that there is nothing you can do to change a difficult and unpleasant situation or fact and continue with your normal life 忍受，容忍
He’s not going to change, and you just have to accept it.
You need to accept the fact that most of your problems are caused by jealousy.
你要承认这个事实 — 你的问题多数是由嫉妒引起的。
We have to accept that this is not an ideal world.
3 THINK SB/STH IS GOOD ENOUGH 认为某人/某物够好 [transitive] to decide that someone has the necessary skill or intelligence for a particular job, course etc or that a piece of work is good enough 〔认为符合要求而〕接受 OPP reject
Students accepted by Stanford Law School had very high scores on the LSAT.
accept somebody/something as something
They have accepted him as the representative of the company.
accept somebody/something for something
Random House accepted the book for publication.
4 BECOME PART OF A GROUP 成为团体的一部分 [transitive] to allow someone to become part of a group, society, or organization, and to treat them in the same way as the other members 接纳 OPP reject
accept somebody as something
The children gradually began to accept her as one of the family.
accept somebody into something
It often takes years for immigrants to be accepted into the host community.
5 AGREE TO TAKE/DEAL WITH STH 同意接受/处理 [transitive] to agree to take or deal with something that someone gives you, or to say that it is suitable or good enough 同意；〔认为合适或足够好而〕接受
The government has accepted the resignation of a senior army commander.
Please accept my sincere apologies.
Sorry, we don’t accept traveller’s cheques.
6 SUGGESTION/ADVICE 建议/忠告 [transitive] to decide to do what someone suggests or advises you should do 采纳，接受
7 BELIEVE AN EXPLANATION/STATEMENT 相信解释/陈述 [transitive] to agree that what someone says is right or true 相信〔某人的话〕 OPP reject
8 accept responsibility/blame for something to admit that you were responsible for something bad that happened 承担某事的责任
Origin accept (1300-1400) French accepter, from Latin acceptare, from accipere “to receive”, from ad- “to” + capere “to take”
- Eventually Sam persuaded her to accept an offer of marriage…最终萨姆说服她接受了求婚。
- Your old clothes will be gratefully accepted by jumble sale organisers…旧货义卖的组织者会感激地领受您捐赠的旧衣物。
- All those invited to next week’s peace conference have accepted.所有受邀参加下星期和平会谈的人都已同意出席。
- I do not accept that there is any kind of crisis in British science…我不相信英国科学界有什么危机。
- I don’t think they would accept that view…我认为他们不会接受那种观点。
- He did not accept this reply as valid.他认为这个回答没有根据。
- …a workforce generally accepted to have the best conditions in Europe.被普遍认为拥有欧洲最好的工作条件的劳动人口
- …Britain’s reluctance to accept a proposal for a single European currency…英国不愿接受单一欧洲货币的建议
- The Council will meet to decide if it should accept his resignation.委员会将召开会议决定是否接受他的辞呈。
- People will accept suffering that can be shown to lead to a greater good…如果能证明眼前的苦难会带来更大的好处，人们就会愿意承受。
- Urban dwellers often accept noise as part of city life…城市居民常将噪音当成城市生活的一部分。
- I wasn’t willing to accept that her leaving was a possibility.我不愿接受她有可能离开的事实。
- We advised newspapers not to accept the advertising…我们建议报社不要承接这项广告。
- Cheques can only be accepted up to the value guaranteed on the card…支票的承兑金额不可高于卡上所担保的数额。
- Proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of receipt.邮资单据不能当作收据。
- All-male groups will not be accepted.清一色的男性团体将不被接纳。
- …incentives to private landlords to accept young people as tenants.鼓励私人房东租房给年轻人的措施
- My grandparents have never had a problem accepting me…我的祖父母从来都是无条件地接受我。
- Many men still have difficulty accepting a woman as a business partner…许多男性仍然无法接受女性商业伙伴。
- Stephen Smith was accepted into the family like an adopted brother.这家人把斯蒂芬·史密斯视为养子一样当作一家人。
- The company cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.公司不承担丢失或损坏的责任。
- The army refused to accept orders from the political leadership…军队拒绝接受政界领导层下达的命令。
- Don’t automatically accept the solicitor recommended by the broker.别想当然地就接受中间人推荐的诉状律师。
- …drugs which will fool the body into accepting transplants.能使身体顺利接受移植器官的药物
- The telephone booths accept 10 and 20 pence coins.电话亭可使用10便士和20便士的硬币。
accepts; accepted; accepting
a : to receive or take (something offered)接受；接收
[+ object] accept a gift
accept a proposal
accept a bribe
accept an assignment/invitation/offer
They offered him the job, and he accepted it.
[no object] They offered him the job, and he accepted.
b [+ object] : to take (something) as payment接受，收取（付款）
The store doesn’t accept credit cards.
c [+ object] : to be able or designed to take or hold (something)吸收；接收
a surface that will not accept ink
a computer program ready to accept commands
[+ object] : to agree to (something) : to agree to receive or allow (something)赞成；同意
accept a telephone call
They accepted some applications and rejected others.
She’s still trying to get her manuscript accepted for publication.
I accept your apology.
They refused to accept his resignation.
[+ object] a : to think of (something) as true, proper, or normal（认为正确、合适或正常而）认可，接受
a word that has come to be accepted as standard
This treatment is now accepted by many doctors.
He refused to accept the decision.
I accepted his advice and joined the health club.
They accepted [=believed] her explanation.
The theory is widely accepted as correct. = It is widely accepted that the theory is correct.
b : to stop denying or resisting (something true or necessary)接受，承认（真相或必然之事）
She found it difficult to accept change.
The truth is sometimes hard to accept.
He behaved badly, and now he has to accept the consequences.
He has to accept the fact that his baseball career is over. [=he has to admit that his baseball career is over] 他的棒球生涯已经结束了，他不得不接受这一事实。
He was unwilling to accept [=believe] that he could no longer play as he once had.
c : to admit that you have or deserve (something, such as blame or responsibility)承担；承认
I accept responsibility for the accident.
d : to be willing to have or experience (something)接受；乐于经历
To be a successful investor you have to accept some risk.
She accepted [=took on, faced] the challenge of starting her own business.
[+ object] a : to allow (someone) to join a club, to attend a school, etc.接纳，吸纳（会员、学生等）
The club accepted her as a member but rejected her sister.
She was accepted at/by Georgetown University.
b : to regard (someone) as belonging to a group接纳，接受（某人）
She felt that her in-laws had never really accepted her (as a member of the family).
She doesn’t yet feel accepted (by her in-laws).
The new family was quickly accepted into the community.
— accepted adjective
an accepted practice
an accepted definition
a widely accepted truth
— accepter or acceptor /ɪkˈsɛptɚ/ noun, plural accepters or acceptors [count]