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    #1

    acceptance

    What is the difference between "acceptation" and "acceptance"?
    Thanks for your help.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #2

    Re: acceptance

    Have you checked the meanings of the two words in a dictionary?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: acceptance

    "Acceptation" appears to exist in a specialized context. It's not used in everyday English; I'd never seen it before today.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: acceptance

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Acceptation" appears to exist in a specialized context. It's not used in everyday English; I'd never seen it before today.
    acceptations)
    (obsolete) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable.
    The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received.
    The term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #5

    Re: acceptance

    The key word there is 'obsolete'.

    You're only likely to encounter it when studying ancient documents.

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    #6

    Re: acceptance

    I had managed to get through life without coming across it till today.

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    #7

    Re: acceptance

    I recommend that you don't bother trying to use anything a dictionary deems "obsolete".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: acceptance

    Honestly, I made a stupid mistake. Let me explain it. On LinkedIn app, I sent an invitation request to a psychologist. She accepted my request and came to my circle. As I was very happy about that, I told her: " Thanks for your acceptation." Then I realised my mistake. Fortunately, she was very humble and didnt say anything except:" Thanks for the invitation." I was ashamed of what I said. That was an awful start. She must have thought of me as an illiterate person. Oooops. Damn me.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #9

    Re: acceptance

    I doubt she thought anything of the kind, especially if she knows you're not a native English speaker. What matters is communication. It's clear what you meant and that's all that matters.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: acceptance

    Uh huh, Which one was more suitable?
    Thanks for the acceptance.
    Or
    Thanks for the accepting.
    And, is it possible if I use "your acceptance" instead of "the acceptance"?
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