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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Peter Micek:

    It's becoming the go-to mechanism for governments trying to control the flow of information, it is still the Wild West in terms of what's acceptable behavior and what violates human rights online.

  2. John Weisel:

    Every bank is trying to figure out, with bigger capital requirements and profit pressure, how can they create acceptable returns for their shareholders.

  3. Thomas Brown:

    This is a step towards making it (bitcoin) more mainstream and more acceptable.

  4. Bob Menendez:

    I think the Senate's going to have to act unless it is willing to accept the death of a U.S. resident journalist as an acceptable action because of a broader relationship. I don't accept that.

  5. Brenda Smith:

    The use of forced labor in supply chains is not acceptable to the United States, it is a requirement that the US importing community ensure that their supply chains are clean.

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