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 for To accept the person
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accept \Ac*cept"\ ([a^]k*s[e^]pt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.] [F. accepter, L.
     acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E.
     heave.]
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     1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as,
        to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
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              If you accept them, then their worth is great.
                                                    --Shak.
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              To accept of ransom for my son.       --Milton.
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              She accepted of a treat.              --Addison.
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     2. To receive with favor; to approve.
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              The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.
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              Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20.
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     3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
        accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
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     4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these
        words to be accepted?
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     5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to
        accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.
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     6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty
        imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This
        makes it the property of the body, and the question is
        then on its adoption.]
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     To accept a bill (Law), to agree (on the part of the
        drawee) to pay it when due.
  
     To accept service (Law), to agree that a writ or process
        shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not
        been.
  
     To accept the person (Eccl.), to show favoritism. "God
        accepteth no man's person." --Gal. ii. 6.
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     Syn: To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
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