acceptance-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: state of believing that something is true or valid

Commentary: ACCEPTANCE[+state][+mental][+belief][+of_truth]

Their acceptance of the literal truth of the Bible made them reject any theory of natural evolution.
His acceptance of anthropomorphic global warming was based only on TV news stories and hearsay.
The acceptance of the idea of an expanding universe derived largely from Edwin Hubble's observations.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of being admitted to something

Commentary: ACCEPTANCE[+event][+social][+admittance][+to_group]
NOTE: subject has PATIENT role: John's acceptance into Harvard -> Harvard accepted John

After three rejections, his acceptance to Harvard came as a surprise to John.
Mary's acceptance into the country club annoyed Sally.
The acceptance of the wild dog into the wolf pack was quite unusual.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: a state of social tolerance, approval

Commentary: ACCEPTANCE[+state][+social][+tolerance][+approval]

That fancy restaurant only recently changed their dress code to include the acceptance of jeans.
The acceptance of homosexuality has gradually increased in the industrialized world.
The mood of congress was best characterized by a resigned acceptance. (willing to put up with X)
The acceptance of the baby as her own required the lamb to smell the same as the ewe's own offspring.
The bill is gaining acceptance on Capitol Hill and is expected to pass.
Their acceptance of their husbands' infidelities astonished Jane.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 6

Sense Number 4: the act of taking an offer

Commentary: ACCEPTANCE[+event][+social][+taking][+an_offer]
NOTE: subject is the AGENT: John's acceptance of a job -> John accepted the job

He is making his acceptance speech right now on television.
John's acceptance of a job in New York surprised his wife.
Their acceptance of our offer is contingent on closing the deal before next Tuesday.
Her acceptance of these expensive gifts has encouraged him.
The charges involve the acceptance of bribes.
The acceptance of packages at the front desk is no longer permitted, you must sign for them.
Indicate your acceptance of the conditions by selecting the 'yes' box on the screen.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 5: an importer's bank's guarantee of payment for an invoice from an exporter

Commentary: ACCEPTANCE[+entity][+document][+financial][+guarantee][+payment][+by_bank][+for_invoice][+export]
NOTE: short for 'banker's acceptance'

An acceptance created by a corporation is known as a 'trade' acceptance.
Tokyo Tech may hold the acceptance until maturity and present it to PNB for payment.
The brochure lists 3-month bankers acceptance rates.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


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