What does acceptable mean?

Definitions for acceptable
ækˈsɛp tə bəlac·cept·able

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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"

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.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

  2. acceptable(Adjective)

    Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

    Etymology: * 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

    Etymology: [F. acceptable, L. acceptabilis, fr. acceptare.]

Editors Contribution

  1. acceptable

    Adequate for purpose.

    The level of compliance was acceptable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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

How to pronounce acceptable?

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How to say acceptable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of acceptable in a Sentence

  1. French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    So it is neither comprehensible nor acceptable that Mr Combes has decided today to leave the company when the transaction hasn't even been completed, both morally and in terms of the proper functioning of the company.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    Obamacare is a disaster, but we've run it very well, and we've made it barely acceptable, it was a disaster under President Obama, and it's very bad health care. What we want to do is terminate it and give health care. We'll have great health care, including preexisting conditions.

  3. John Ortolano:

    Rep. Mosley’s recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public represent the exact opposite of what the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police looks for in an elected official, potentially lethal speeding isn’t a joke. We will not stand with those who think it’s acceptable or funny to risk the lives of others while behind the wheel of a lethal weapon.

  4. Suu Kyi:

    This has raised many, many questions about ... how acceptable the results of the referendum were, we do not want such questions to be raised this time with regard to our elections.

  5. Madeleine Albright:

    I do think it's important to have a functional relationship with Russia, to tell them what's acceptable and what's not. I think the phone calls are fine.

Images & Illustrations of acceptable

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