NOTE: The acceptor has some sort of authority in the "accepting"; does not imply a mere toleration of something.
She is accepting an offer from IBM.
We couldn't accept another invitation this month.
He has accepted too many responsibilities.
Are you willing to accept the risk?
That hotel won't accept having dogs in your room.
Don't accept packages from strangers.
The committee is accepting proposals until Monday.
Female dogs will only accept males when they are in heat.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11
NOTE: NP1[agent] ACCEPT NP2[theme] NP1[agent] ACCEPT SCOMP[finite] No authority is needed for this type of acceptance; usually refers to accepting situations
People did not accept atonal music at that time.
He has gradually been accepting his loss of mobility from the disease.
Do you think she'll accept our style of office humor?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 7
Commentary: NP[agent[human]] ACCEPT NP[theme] NP[agent[human]] ACCEPT SCOMP[finite] refers to accepting ideas, not situations (see sense 1)
At first Einstein didn't accept that the universe could be expanding.
To accept both p and not p is a contradiction.
The Creationists don't accept Darwinian evolution.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: NP1[agent] ACCEPT NP2[patient]
NOTE: the Group is the NP doing the accepting
Harvard accepted her brother for next year.
The company isn't accepting any more interns for this summer.
Through the direction and help of Gomez, she was accepted to the program.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: NP1[theme[inanimate]] ACCEPT NP2[theme[attribute]]
The spackle on the wall won't accept paint without a coat of primer.
They need an additive for the cloth to accept the dye.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8