accept as

accept (something) as

1. To take or recognize something as performing a certain function, such as being a form of payment. I accept your offer to fix my car as reimbursement for the money you owe me. Please accept these flowers as my apology.
2. To acknowledge something as existing in a certain state, such as being true. If he ever wants this situation resolved, he needs to accept Mary's story as the truth. You need to accept this as reality, and move on.
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accept someone as something

to consent to receive or consider someone as a particular type of person or a person who can serve a particular role. Sally finally accepted herself as the only possible peacemaker in the dispute.
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accept something as something

1. to agree that something will serve in payment of a debt or in return for something. This receipt shows that we have accepted your money as payment on your debt. This money has been accepted as reimbursement for the expenditure.
2. to resign [oneself] to something that cannot be changed. I must accept what you say as the final decision.
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References in classic literature ?
You accept as perfectly legitimate the author's account of the secret thoughts of the heroine, and yet all the time you know that the heroine was alone when thinking these thoughts, and that neither the author nor any one else was capable of hearing them.
Trees, painted on flat cardboard and stuck up on each side of the stage, we accept as a forest.
Besides, it is not the right word for the feeling I must have towards the man I would accept as a husband.
I shall ask you to accept a little present from me, among the other offerings that are made to you before the wedding day.
If you are to accept a favour it is more suitable you should be under an obligation to his father than to him.
He is a charming young man," said Monte Cristo "and I felt a lively interest in him the very first evening of my introduction, when I met him in search of a supper, and prevailed upon him to accept a portion of mine.
Take my advice, Lady Chiltern, and do not accept a sacrifice so great.
Without wishing to be in any way personal, I might say that there are statesmen in your Government, for whom you must accept a certain amount of responsibility, who have been largely instrumental in bringing this hideous danger upon the country.
The question is only whether Catholics are required to accept as a matter of faith that women cannot be ordained.
A letter of transmittal in paper or electronic form must specify either a competitive offer, indicating a minimum amount that the holder would be willing to accept as the Clearing Cash Amount for the series of Old Bonds which it is offering to exchange (the "Offer Amount"), or a non-competitive offer, without specifying any such minimum amount.