Disown vs Accept - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between disown and accept
is that disown
is to refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own while accept
is to receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
As an adjective accept is
To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
- Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to ''disown'' their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.
Particularly used of parents regarding their children, and stronger than the similar estrange, which can also be used of children regarding their parents, or of siblings.
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.