[ verb ] consider or hold as true
"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
The statement is often made that when Bultmann argues in this way , he `` overestimates the intellectual stumbling-block which myth is supposed to put in the way of accepting the Christian faith '' .
Hence , if what is in_question is whether in a given theology myth is or is not completely rejected , it is unimportant whether only a_little bit of myth or a considerable quantity is accepted ; for , in either event , the first possibility is excluded .
It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
However , readers who accept Freud 's findings and believe that he has solved completely the mystery of dreams , should ponder over the following words in his Interpretation_Of_Dreams , Chapter 1 , : `` as_a_matter_of_fact no such complete solution of the dream has ever been accomplished in_any_case , and what_is_more , every one attempting such solution has found that in most cases there have remained a great many components of the dream the source of which he has been unable to explain , nor is the discussion closed on the subject of the mantic or prophetic power of dreams '' .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .
[ verb ] receive willingly something given or offered
"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter" "I won't have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The inclination here is to accept a de_facto cease-fire in Laos , rather_than continue to insist on a verification of the cease-fire by the international control commission before participating in the Geneva conference .(The Providence Journal...)
William_A._Martinelli , chairman of the Citizens Group of Johnston , transferred the petitions from his left_hand to his right_hand after the council voted to accept them at the suggestion of Council_President_Raymond_Fortin_Sr. .(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
Varani has been fired on charges of accepting gifts from the contractor .(San Francisco Chronicle...)
They will be accepted at_all branches of the Bay_View_Federal Savings_and_Loan_Association , at a collection center in_the_center of the Stonestown mall , and at the Junior Museum , 16 th street and Roosevelt way .(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)
Why did the Belgians grant independence to a colony so manifestly unprepared to accept it ?
[ verb ] give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
: "I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
This is what we mean when we say this demand must be accepted without condition .
When we say , then , that today , in our situation , the demand for demythologization must be accepted without condition , we are simply saying that at_least this much of the liberal tradition is an enduring achievement .
If the demand for demythologization is unavoidable and so must be accepted by theology unconditionally , the position of the `` right '' is clearly untenable .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
If the argument is accepted as essentially sound up to this point , it remains for us to consider whether the patient 's difficulties in orienting himself spatially and in locating objects in space with the sense_of_touch can be explained by his defective visual condition .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Not all men of the period would have accepted this emphasis .
[ verb ] react favorably to; consider right and proper
"People did not accept atonal music at that time" "We accept the idea of universal health care"
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
Afraid at one_and_the_same time that his work might be turned_down - which would be a blow to his pride even_though no_one knew he was the author - and that the work would be accepted , and then that his violent feelings in the matter would certainly betray how deeply concerned he was in_spite_of himself .
[ verb ] admit into a group or community
"accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Emory_University 's Board_of_Trustees announced Friday that it was prepared to accept students of any race as soon as the state 's tax laws made such a step possible .
But an official statement adopted by the 33 - man Emory board at its annual meeting Friday noted that state taxing requirements at_present are a roadblock to accepting Negroes .("Reviews"...)
The difference is that the masters took the bare frame of a plot and filled it with their own world ; most modern adapters totally accept the world of a book , squeeze it dry of life , and add only one contribution of their own :(Saturday Review...)
If this practice should take_root and spread , the man who submits a manuscript to a publisher will find himself reviewed before he is accepted and publication will become a sort_of post-mortem formality .(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
Furthermore , as an encouragement to revisionist thinking , it manifestly is fair to admit that any fraternity has a constitutional right to refuse to accept persons it dislikes .
[ verb ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
"I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Progress is impeded by psychological inhibitions to effective action among those in power and by a failure on their part to understand how local resources , human and material , can be mobilized to achieve the national goals of modernization already symbolically accepted .
Above_all , we should seek to encourage the leaders of these societies to accept the unpleasant fact that they are responsible_for their fates .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
So Linda_Kay gave_up asking , and accepted her reprieve .
[ verb ] tolerate or accommodate oneself to
"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies"
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
`` Our people have been used_to accepting things as they found them '' , he said .
[ verb ] be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
"The cow accepted the bull"