Consume vs Accept - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between consume and accept
is that consume
is while accept
is to receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
As an adjective accept is
- The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
To completely occupy the thoughts or attention of.
- Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.
To destroy completely.
- Desire consumed him.
- The building was consumed by fire.
* Bible, Matthew vi. 20
- If he were putting to my house the brand / That shall consume it.
(obsolete) To waste away slowly.
- Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume .
* 1899 , Kate Chopin, The Awakening :
- Therefore, let Benedick, like cover'd fire, / Consume away in sighs.
- He assured her the child was consuming at that moment in the next room.
* (use) burn (of energy ), use, use up
* (eat) devour, eat, swallow
* (occupy) occupy, overcome, take over
* (destroy) annihilate, destroy, devastate, eliminate, obliterate, raze (of a building ), wipe out
To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
* (rfdate), Psalms 20:3
- She accepted of a treat.
To admit to a place or a group.
- The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
- The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
- I accept the fact that Christ lived.
To endure patiently.
- I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
(transitive, legal, business) To agree to pay.
To receive officially
- I accept my punishment.
To receive something willingly.
- to accept the report of a committee
- I accept .
* accept a bill
* accept person
* accept service
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), , V-ii
- Pass our accept and peremptory answer.