Word Summary
apodechomai: to accept gladly, welcome
Original Word: ἀποδέχομαι
Transliteration: apodechomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-od-ekh'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to accept gladly, welcome
Meaning: to accept gladly, welcome
Strong's Concordance
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

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 588: ἀποδέχομαι

ἀποδέχομαι; 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 (ἀπό, cf. Latinexcipio), to accept from, receive: τινα, 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).