The taking and receiving of anything in good faith with the intention of retaining it.
a need for approval, appreciation; favor with one another; acceptance by the grace, mercy or covenant love of God through faith and repentance.
the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
when a state becomes a party to a treaty; may mean either by "signature subject to acceptance" (analogous to ratification) or by acceptance without prior signature (analogous to accession). The text of the treaty usually establishes which meaning of "acceptance" is meant.
See Instruments of acceptance, accession, approval or ratification
Acceptance, in spirituality, mindfulness, and human psychology, usually refers to the experience of a situation without an intention to change that situation. Acceptance does not require that change is possible or even conceivable, nor does it require that the situation be desired or approved by those accepting it. Indeed, acceptance is often suggested when a situation is both disliked and unchangeable, or when change may be possible only at great cost or risk.