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How to conjugate Aceptar in Spanish

To accept

Introduction

Aceptar is the Spanish verb for to accept. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitiveaceptarto accept
Past participleaceptadoaccepted
Gerundaceptandoaccepting

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Indicative Tenses of Aceptar

Aceptar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of aceptar is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "acepto", meaning "I accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptoI accept
aceptasyou accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptas/he accept, you (formal) accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptamoswe accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptáisyou (plural) accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptanthey accept, you (plural formal) accept
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Aceptar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of aceptar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "acepté", meaning "I accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptéI accepted
aceptasteyou accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptós/he accepted, you (formal) accepted
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptamoswe accepted
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptasteisyou (plural) accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptaronthey accepted, you (plural formal) accepted
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Aceptar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of aceptar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "aceptaba", meaning "I used to accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptabaI used to accept
aceptabasyou used to accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptabas/he used to accept, you (formal) used to accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptábamoswe used to accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptabaisyou (plural) used to accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptabanthey used to accept, you (plural formal) used to accept
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Aceptar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of aceptar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "aceptaré", meaning "I will accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptaréI will accept
aceptarásyou will accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptarás/he will accept, you (formal) will accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptaremoswe will accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptaréisyou (plural) will accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptaránthey will accept, you (plural formal) will accept
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Aceptar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of aceptar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "aceptaría", meaning "I would accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptaríaI would accept
aceptaríasyou would accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptarías/he would accept, you (formal) would accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptaríamoswe would accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptaríaisyou (plural) would accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptaríanthey would accept, you (plural formal) would accept
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Aceptar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of aceptar is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he aceptado", meaning "I have accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe aceptadoI have accepted
has aceptadoyou have accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedha aceptados/he has accepted, you (formal) have accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos aceptadowe have accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis aceptadoyou (plural) have accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan aceptadothey have accepted, you (plural formal) have accepted
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Aceptar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of aceptar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había aceptado", meaning "I had accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía aceptadoI had accepted
habías aceptadoyou had accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía aceptados/he had accepted, you (formal) had accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos aceptadowe had accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais aceptadoyou (plural) had accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían aceptadothey had accepted, you (plural formal) had accepted
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Aceptar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of aceptar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré aceptado", meaning "I will have accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré aceptadoI will have accepted
habrás aceptadoyou will have accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá aceptados/he will have accepted, you (formal) will have accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos aceptadowe will have accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis aceptadoyou (plural) will have accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán aceptadothey will have accepted, you (plural formal) will have accepted
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Aceptar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of aceptar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría aceptado", meaning "I would have accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría aceptadoI would have accepted
habrías aceptadoyou would have accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría aceptados/he would have accepted, you (formal) would have accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos aceptadowe would have accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais aceptadoyou (plural) would have accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían aceptadothey would have accepted, you (plural formal) would have accepted
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Subjunctive Tenses of Aceptar

Aceptar in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "acepte", meaning "I accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoacepteI accept
aceptesyou accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptes/he accept, you (formal) accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptemoswe accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptéisyou (plural) accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptenthey accept, you (plural formal) accept
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Aceptar in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "aceptara", meaning "I accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptaraI accepted
aceptarasyou accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptaras/he accepted, you (formal) accepted
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptáramoswe accepted
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptaraisyou (plural) accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptaranthey accepted, you (plural formal) accepted
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Aceptar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "aceptare", meaning "I will accept".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoaceptareI will accept
aceptaresyou will accept
Ella / Él / Ustedaceptares/he will accept, you (formal) will accept
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptáremoswe will accept
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptareisyou (plural) will accept
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesaceptarenthey will accept, you (plural formal) will accept
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Aceptar in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya aceptado", meaning "I have accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya aceptadoI have accepted
hayas aceptadoyou have accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya aceptados/he has accepted, you (formal) have accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos aceptadowe have accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis aceptadoyou (plural) have accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan aceptadothey have accepted, you (plural formal) have accepted
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Aceptar in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera aceptado", meaning "I had accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera aceptadoI had accepted
hubieras aceptadoyou had accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera aceptados/he had accepted, you (formal) had accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos aceptadowe had accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais aceptadoyou (plural) had accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran aceptadothey had accepted, you (plural formal) had accepted
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Aceptar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere aceptado", meaning "I will have accepted".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere aceptadoI will have accepted
hubieres aceptadoyou will have accepted
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere aceptados/he will have accepted, you (formal) will have accepted
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos aceptadowe will have accepted
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis aceptadoyou (plural) will have accepted
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren aceptadothey will have accepted, you (plural formal) will have accepted
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Imperative Tenses of Aceptar

Aceptar in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "acepte", meaning "(to you formal) accept!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
acepta(to you) accept!
Ella / Él / Ustedacepte(to you formal) accept!
Nosotras / Nosotrosaceptemos(to we) accept!
Vosotras / Vosotrosaceptad(to you plural) accept!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesacepten(to you plural formal) accept!
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Aceptar in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no acepte", meaning "(to you formal) don't accept!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no aceptes(to you) don't accept!
Ella / Él / Ustedno acepte(to you formal) don't accept!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno aceptemos(to we) don't accept!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno aceptéis(to you plural) don't accept!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno acepten(to you plural formal) don't accept!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Acepto, pero sólo bajo una condición. I accept, but only under one condition.
  • Sabía que él aceptaría. I knew he would accept.
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