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The actual or implied receipt and retention of something which is tendered or offered. Receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence. Adoption: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception. An agreeing expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a legal relationship is concluded and the parties become legally bound. The state of being accepted or acceptable. The fact of being accepted. Approval.


n. An agreement to enter into a contract proposed by an offeror. 


To constitute an acceptance under the law, any acts must be deemed a manifestation of assent when evaluated under an objective standard. See Capital Warehouse Co. v. McGill-Warner-Farnham Co., 276 Minn. 108, 114, 149 N.W.2d 31, 35 (1967). The form of the assent, whether it be written, oral, or by conduct, is not relevant as long as objective standards are applied and the essential finding of mutual assent is made. See Bergstedt, Wahlberg, Berquist Associates, Inc. v. Rothchild, 302 Minn. 476, 479, 225 N.W.2d 261, 263 (1975). 


The Restatement (Second) of Contracts § 19 (1979) provides: (1) The manifestation of assent may be made wholly or partly by ...

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