Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who signs a draft or bill of exchange.
  • noun Chemistry An atom that accepts or incorporates a part from a donor, especially an atom that incorporates electrons to form a bond with another atom.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law & Com.) One who accepts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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accept +‎ -or

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