Share this entry

Share this page


División en sílabas: ac·cep·ta·tion
Pronunciación: /ˌaksepˈtāSH(ə)n

Definición de acceptation en inglés:


A particular sense or the generally recognized meaning ( common acceptation) of a word or phrase.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • If a traveler comes here from Ethiopia, from Australia, or from Great Britain,… he has a right to the protection of the laws, but he is not a citizen in the ordinary acceptation of the word.
  • He would now be quite interested in the various usages of the term, its numerous acceptations and definitions, and the way it has infiltrated the discourse in and on the arts.
  • Nonspecialists may also be confused by Riegl's use of style concepts like Mannerism and Baroque and other technical terms in senses that differ somewhat from their customary present acceptations.


late Middle English (originally in the sense 'favorable reception, approval'): from late Latin acceptatio(n-), from the verb acceptare (see accept). The current sense dates from the early 17th century.

Definición de acceptation en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día quintillion
Pronunciación: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…