accept


accept
ac·cept [əkʼsept] vt
1) (take when offered)
to \accept sth etw annehmen;
to \accept sb's advice/an apology/a suggestion jds Ratschlag m /eine Entschuldigung/einen Vorschlag annehmen;
to \accept an award eine Auszeichnung entgegennehmen;
to \accept a bribe sich akk bestechen lassen;
to \accept an invitation/a job/an offer/a gift eine Einladung/eine Stelle/ein Angebot/ein Geschenk annehmen;
to \accept sb as a member jdn als Mitglied aufnehmen
2) (take in payment)
to \accept sth etw annehmen;
do you \accept credit cards? kann man bei Ihnen mit Kreditkarte zahlen?;
this telephone \accepts only coins an diesem Telefon kann man nur mit Münzen telefonieren
3) (believe)
to \accept sth etw glauben;
(more official) etw Glauben schenken
4) (acknowledge)
to \accept sth etw anerkennen;
she refused to \accept all the blame sie weigerte sich, die ganze Schuld auf sich zu nehmen;
to \accept responsibility Verantwortung übernehmen;
to \accept [that] ... akzeptieren, dass ...;
I \accept that I've made a mistake ich sehe ein, dass ich einen Fehler gemacht habe
5) (resign oneself to)
to \accept sth etw akzeptieren [o hinnehmen];
to \accept sb's decision jds Entscheidung f akzeptieren;
to \accept one's fate/a situation sich akk mit seinem Schicksal/einer Situation abfinden;
to \accept [the fact] that ... [die Tatsache] akzeptieren, dass ..., sich akk damit abfinden, dass ...
6) (include socially)
to \accept sb jdn akzeptieren vi zusagen, annehmen;
to \accept to do sth einwilligen, etw zu tun

English-German students dictionary . 2013.

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