acceptant

adjective
ac·​cep·​tant | \ ik-ˈsep-tənt How to pronounce acceptant (audio) , ak- \

Definition of acceptant

: willing to accept : receptive

Examples of acceptant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iranian elites have tacked to a harder-line, more risk-acceptant policy. . . . Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, "Iran’s gamble: Analysts say brazen attack aimed to pressure U.S. with little fear of reprisal," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of acceptant

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acceptant

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, from present participle of accepter "to accept"

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“Acceptant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acceptant. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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