Collocations with Accept

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Oxford-Collocations

Collocations with Accept

 

Accept verb

N1. take/receive

VERB + ACCEPT

  be glad to, be happy to –
be reluctant to, be unwilling to –
be unable to –
.I am unfortunately unable to accept your kind invitation

 

ADVERB

eagerly, gladly, graciously, gratefully, willingly –

.She graciously accepted my apology

reluctantly –

 

PREPOSITION

from –

.She accepted a bribe from an undercover policeman

 

accept verb

N2. agree/admit

ADVERB

happily, readily –

.Some people readily accept that they may have to pay for medical treatment

fully –

blindly, uncritically, unquestioningly –

grudgingly –

 

accept verb

N2. agree/admit

VERB + ACCEPT

be happy to, be prepared to, be ready to, be willing to –

be reluctant to, be unwilling to –

be unable to, refuse to –

can, will –

cannot, will not –

.The college cannot accept responsibility for items lost or stolen on its premises

be forced to, have to –

learn to –

 

PHRASES

,be commonly accepted, be generally accepted –

be universally accepted, be widely accepted

.It is generally accepted that people are motivated by success

accept sth at face value –

.These figures should not be accepted at face value

have no choice but to accept –
.I had no choice but to accept the committee’s decision

 

Collocations with Accept
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