Definitions for acceptableækˈsɛp tə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cept•a•bleækˈsɛp tə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable or worthy of being accepted.

  2. pleasing to the receiver; agreeable.

  3. meeting minimum requirements; barely adequate.

  4. capable of being endured; tolerable:

    acceptable levels of radiation.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of acceptable:

1350–1400; ME < LL

ac•cept′a•bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptable(adj)

    worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

    "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"

  2. acceptable(adj)

    judged to be in conformity with approved usage

    "acceptable English usage"

  3. satisfactory, acceptable(adj)

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"

  4. acceptable(adj)

    adequate for the purpose

    "the water was acceptable for drinking"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. acceptable(adjective)ækˈsɛp tə bəl

    ≠ unacceptable

    socially acceptable; The offer is acceptable to us.; It's not acceptable for you to behave that way.

  2. acceptableækˈsɛp tə bəl

    good but not excellent; = satisfactory

    an acceptable standard

Wiktionary

  1. acceptable(Adjective)

    Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.

  2. acceptable(Adjective)

    Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

  3. Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptable(adj)

    capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2843

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2591

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Adjectives Frequency: #371


Translations for acceptable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

acceptable(adjective)

satisfactory

The decision should be acceptable to most people.

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