apodechomai: to accept gladly, welcomeOriginal Word: ἀποδέχομαιPart of Speech:
I receive, welcome, entertainDefinition:
I receive, welcome, entertain (with hospitality), embrace.
588 apodéxomai (from 575 /apó, "from" and 1209 /déxomai, "to receive heartily, welcome") – properly "receive from," i.e. as the prior circumstance (or individual) inspires glad reception ("gladly welcome").
[588 (apodéxomai) focuses back on whom (what) is welcomingly received. Note the force of the prefix (apo).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to accept gladly, welcomeNASB Translation
acknowledge (1), received (2), welcome (1), welcomed (1), welcoming (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 588: ἀποδέχομαιἀποδέχομαι
; deponent middle; imperfect ἀπεδεχομην
; 1 aorist ἀπεδεξαμην
; 1 aorist passive ἀπεδεχθην
; common in Greek writings, especially the Attic, from Homer
down; in the N. T. used only by Luke; to accept what is offered from without
, cf. Latinexcipio
), to accept from, receive
, simply, to give one access to oneself, Luke 9:11 L T Tr WH
; Acts 28:30
; with emphasis (cf. Tobit 7:17 and Fritzsche at the passage), to receive with joy, Luke 8:40
; to receive to hospitality, Acts 21:17 L T Tr WH
; to grant one access to oneself in the capacity in which he wishes to be regarded, e. g. as the messenger of others, Acts 15:4
(L T Tr WH παρεδέχθησαν
); as a Christian, Acts 18:27
; metaphorically, τί
, to receive into the mind
with assent: to approve, Acts 24:3
; to believe, τόν λόγον
, Acts 2:41
; (so in Greek writings especially Plato
; cf. Ast, Lex. Plato
, i., p. 232).<1>
accept, receive gladly.
From apo and dechomai; to take fully, i.e. Welcome (persons), approve (things) -- accept, receive (gladly).
see GREEK apo
see GREEK dechomai