Definitions for acceptable
ækˈsɛp tə bəlac·cept·able
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acceptable.
worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
"acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"
judged to be in conformity with approved usage
"acceptable English usage"
"the step makes a satisfactory seat"
adequate for the purpose
"the water was acceptable for drinking"
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.
Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.
Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.]
Adequate for purpose.
The level of compliance was acceptable.Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2843
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Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2591
Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Adjectives Frequency: #371
The numerical value of acceptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acceptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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.
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.
(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?
It would not be acceptable for someone to be spirited out of Hong Kong in order to face charges in a different jurisdiction.
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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- приемлив, допустимBulgarian
- acceptableCatalan, Valencian
- derbyniol, cymeradwyWelsh
- aanvaardbaar, acceptabelDutch
- godtagbar, acceptabelSwedish
- అంగీకార యోగ్యమైనTelugu
- makbul, kabul edilebilir, uygunTurkish
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