ac·​cep·​tant ik-ˈsep-tənt How to pronounce acceptant (audio)
: willing to accept : receptive

Examples of acceptant in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acceptant was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Acceptant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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