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ækˈsɛp tə bəlac·cept·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptableadjective

    worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

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

  2. acceptableadjective

    judged to be in conformity with approved usage

    "acceptable English usage"

  3. satisfactory, acceptableadjective

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"

  4. acceptableadjective

    adequate for the purpose

    "the water was acceptable for drinking"

Wiktionary

  1. acceptableadjective

    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. acceptableadjective

    Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Acceptableadjective

    Etymology: acceptable, Fr. from the Latin.

    This woman, whom thou mad’st to be my help,
    And gav’st me as thy perfect gift, so good,
    So fit, so acceptable, so divine,
    That from her hand I could expect no ill. Parad. Lost, b. ii.

    I do not see any other method left for men of that function to take, in order to reform the world, than by using all honest arts to make themselves acceptable to the laity. Jonathan Swift, Proj. &c.

    After he had made a peace so acceptable to the church, and so honourable to himself, he spent the remainder of his life at Ripaille, and died with an extraordinary reputation of sanctity. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptableadjective

    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. 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  

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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

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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. Amesh Adalja:

    We’ve gotten spoiled because we’ve seen the Moderna and Pfizer numbers. I know people are going to be alarmed, but 60% efficacy against the new variant is acceptable.

  2. Davante Lewis:

    While we are of course supportive and want to see benefits increase at the state level, we did not think pulling the rug out from under people in the middle of a pandemic still was an acceptable deal.

  3. Robert Steinbrook:

    (Pharmaceutical industry) promotional events are usually perfectly legal and acceptable to many physicians; otherwise physicians would not be attending, but in the big picture, physicians have to ask themselves why they are accepting this largesse?

  4. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    It would not be acceptable for someone to be spirited out of Hong Kong in order to face charges in a different jurisdiction.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    On the one hand we want climate protections measures to be effective to meet our commitments, on the other hand we want to be economically sensible and act in a socially acceptable way so that all people can afford climate protection.

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