from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who signs a time draft or bill of exchange.
  • n. Chemistry The reactant in an induced reaction that has an increased rate of reaction in the presence of the inductor.
  • n. Chemistry An atom or molecule that receives one or more electrons from another atom or molecule, resulting in a chemical bond or flow of electric current.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who accepts.
  • n. One who accepts a draft or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
  • n. An atom or molecule which can accept an electron to form a chemical bond.
  • n. A transfer RNA molecule that can accept a specific amino acid
  • n. A chemical acceptor atom forming a positive hole in a semiconductor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who accepts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as accepter, but more frequent in commercial and legal use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
  • n. (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated


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