acceptance
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, full, total, unconditional, wholehearted
conditional, grudging, reluctant
gradual
greater, growing, increasing

Alternative medicines are now winning greater acceptance among doctors.

broad, general, universal, wide, widespread
popular, public
blind, easy, immediate, ready, uncritical, unquestioning

Their attitude was condemned as blind acceptance of authority.

implicit, passive, tacit
formal, official
cultural, social, societal (esp. AmE)
mainstream
consumer, market, user
VERB + ACCEPTANCE
achieve, find, gain, win

The idea was slow to gain general acceptance.

seek

The group is now seeking formal acceptance.

ACCEPTANCE + NOUN
address, speech
letter
PREPOSITION
acceptance among

These concepts have gained broad acceptance among scientists.

acceptance of

society's acceptance of homosexuality


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