1. continued in your keeping or use or memory

    Synonyms : maintained
    Examples :
    • in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered


  1. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    Synonyms : consent, go for
    Antonyms : refuse
    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • I cannot accept your invitation
  2. be designed to hold or take

    Synonyms : take
    Type Of : be
  3. tolerate or accommodate oneself to

    Synonyms : live with, swallow
    Type Of : brook, endure, abide, digest, stand, stick out, stomach, put up, suffer, support, bear, tolerate
    Examples :
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
  4. admit into a group or community

    Synonyms : admit, take, take on
    Type Of : take, have
    Examples :
    • accept students for graduate study
  5. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

    Synonyms : assume, bear, take over
    Type Of : take
    Examples :
    • I'll accept the charges
  6. make use of or accept for some purpose

    Synonyms : take
  7. receive willingly something given or offered

    Synonyms : have, take
    Antonyms : refuse
    Type Of : get, acquire
    Examples :
    • Please accept my present
  8. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • The cow accepted the bull
  9. consider or hold as true

    Antonyms : reject
    Type Of : pass judgment, evaluate, judge
    Examples :
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  10. react favorably to; consider right and proper

    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • People did not accept atonal music at that time
    • We accept the idea of universal health care
  11. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

    Type Of : receive, have


  1. a source of materials to nourish the body

    Synonyms : aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  2. a stock or supply of foods

    Synonyms : commissariat, provender, provisions, viands
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  3. any substance that can be used as food

    Synonyms : comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victual
    Type Of : food, nutrient


  1. hold sacred

    Synonyms : saint
    Type Of : venerate, fear, revere, reverence
  2. enclose in a shrine

    Synonyms : shrine
    Type Of : enclose, inclose, shut in, close in
    Examples :
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral


  1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    Synonyms : curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend
    Type Of : turn
    Examples :
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  2. shift to a clockwise direction

    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : change over, shift, switch
    Examples :
    • the wind veered


  1. surpassing the ordinary or normal

    Synonyms : uncanny
    Examples :
    • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel
  2. existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

    Synonyms : nonnatural, otherworldly, transcendental


  1. make automatic or control or operate automatically

    Synonyms : automatise, automatize
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • automate the movement of the robot


  1. garments designed to be worn in bed

    Synonyms : nightclothes, nightwear
    Type Of : article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable


  1. any animals kept for use or profit

    Synonyms : farm animal, stock
    Type Of : eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal


  1. an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

    Type Of : interpretation