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1‘the acceptance of an award’
receipt, receiving, taking, obtaining, acquiring
2‘the acceptance of responsibility’
undertaking, taking on, assumption, tackling
3‘acceptances to an invitation’
yes, affirmative reply, affirmation, confirmation, ratification
4‘she greatly valued her acceptance as one of the family’
welcome, welcoming, favourable reception, embracing, embrace, approval, adoption, integration
5‘his instant acceptance of Matilda's explanation’
6‘their acceptance of the decision must be final’
compliance with, endorsement of, accession to, agreement with, consent to, acquiescence in, concurrence with, assent to, abidance by, adherence to, conformity with, deference to, surrender to, submission to, respect for, recognition of, acknowledgement of, adoption of
rare accedence to
7‘the acceptance of pain’
toleration, endurance, sufferance, forbearance
putting up with
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