ADJ. complete, full, total, unconditional, wholehearted | conditional, grudging, reluctant | gradual | greater, growing, increasing Alternative medicines are now winning greater acceptance among doctors. | general, popular, public, universal, wide, widespread | blind, easy, immediate, ready, uncritical, unquestioning, voluntary Their attitude was condemned as blind acceptance of authority. | implicit, passive, tacit | formal, official | social
VERB + ACCEPTANCE find, gain, win The idea was slow to gain general acceptance. | seek The group is now seeking formal acceptance.
ACCEPTANCE + NOUN speech