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acceptor

 [ak-sep´ter]
a substance that unites with another substance.
hydrogen acceptor the molecule accepting hydrogen in an oxidation-reduction reaction.

ac·cep·tor

(ak-sep'ter),
1. A compound that will take up a chemical group (for example, an amine, methyl, or carbamoyl group) from another compound (the donor); under the action of alanine transaminase, l-glutamate is an amine donor whereas pyruvate is an amine acceptor.
2. A receptor that binds a hormone.
3. A drug-binding receptor that has no identified endogenase ligand.
[L. ac-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to accept]

acceptor

/ac·cep·tor/ (ak-sep´ter) a substance which unites with another substance; specifically, one that unites with hydrogen or oxygen in an oxidoreduction reaction and so enables the reaction to proceed.

acceptor

[aksep′tər]
Etymology: L, accipere, to receive
1 an organism that receives living tissue, such as transfused blood or a transplanted organ, from another organism.
2 a substance or compound that combines with, or accepts, a part of another substance or compound, such as an atom, an ion, an electron, or an electron pair. Compare donor.

ac·cep·tor

(ak-sept'ŏr)
A compound that will take up a chemical group (e.g., an amine group, a methyl group, a carbamoyl group) from another compound (the donor).
[L. ac-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to accept]

acceptor

a substance that unites with another substance.

hydrogen acceptor
the molecule accepting hydrogen in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
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Alors je ne vois pas pourquoi devrais-je les accepter [beaucoup plus grand que], dira-t-il.
Mais la Fina, avertie des plans du champion dechu, a envoye une lettre de protestation aux organisateurs en leur "demandant de ne pas accepter l'inscription de M.
Etre ici depuis si longtemps signifie aussi que je dois accepter certaines choses [beaucoup plus grand que].
beaucoup moins que] Les gens ne veulent pas accepter et comprendre qu'un petit pays arabe, musulman, peut organiser un tel evenement [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il regrette.
Finalement, ce qu'il faut dire est que Hossam Hassan n'est pas PuskEis, puisque ce dernier n'allait jamais accepter de faire enflammer tout un pays, pour gagner un match et etre porte sur l'epaule par son assistant.
L'Algerie ne peut accepter [beaucoup moins que] en aucune facon une intervention militaire etrangere en Libye [beaucoup plus grand que], a declare, hier, a Madrid, le ministre des Affaires etrangeres, Ramtane Lamamra.
Il m'a fallu accepter de longues phases de blessure et le fait de devenir un joueur normal.
Each of the major card networks--Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover--have various card acceptance rules that prohibit card accepters from imposing surcharges on cards, refusing to accept certain cards--such as rewards cards with higher associated interchange fees, or establishing minimum or maximum charges.
80 Owned machines that are less than 1 year old and all are equipped with card readers and bill accepters.
The institute identified four types of people, defined on how they reacted to stress: the accepters (35% of the population), the driven (16%), the avoiders (16%) and the unaware (33%).
In a recent study in which I had a small role, a finer analysis of poll data on evolution showed an increase in the category of "not sure" with a corresponding decrease about equally in accepters and rejecters.