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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sep-ter]
    • /ækˈsɛp tər/
    • /əkˈseptər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-ter]
    • /ækˈsɛp tər/

Definitions of acceptor word

  • noun acceptor the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature 3
  • noun acceptor an impurity, such as gallium, added to a semiconductor material to increase its p-type conductivity by increasing the number of holes in the semiconductor 3
  • noun acceptor a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency 3
  • noun acceptor the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond 3
  • noun acceptor one who accepts; specif., a person who signs a promise to pay a draft or bill of exchange 3
  • noun acceptor an atom that receives a pair of electrons from another atom to form a covalent bond with it 3

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Origin of acceptor

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English, in phrase acceptour of persones; accept + -or2, or (< Anglo-French acceptour) < Latin acceptor, equivalent to accep-, variant stem of accipere to receive, get (see accept) + -tor -tor

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Parts of speech for Acceptor


acceptor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acceptor

noun acceptor

  • devotee — Someone who is a devotee of a subject or activity is very enthusiastic about it.
  • adherent — An adherent is someone who holds a particular belief or supports a particular person or group.
  • disciple — Religion. one of the 12 personal followers of Christ. one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1. any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
  • follower — a person or thing that follows.
  • zealot — a person who shows zeal.

Antonyms for acceptor

noun acceptor

  • adversary — Your adversary is someone you are competing with, or arguing or fighting against.
  • agnostic — An agnostic believes that it is not possible to know whether God exists or not. Compare atheist.
  • atheist — An atheist is a person who believes that there is no God. Compare agnostic.
  • disbelieve — to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
  • giver — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.

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