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ac·cept·a·ble

 (ăk-sĕp′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory: an acceptable excuse; acceptable behavior. See Synonyms at sufficient.
2. Satisfactory but not superior; passable: The restaurant was acceptable but did not live up to its reputation. See Synonyms at average.

ac·cept′a·bil′i·ty, ac·cept′a·ble·ness n.
ac·cept′a·bly adv.
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acceptable

(əkˈsɛptəbəl)
adj
1. satisfactory; adequate
2. pleasing; welcome
3. tolerable
acˌceptaˈbility, acˈceptableness n
acˈceptably adv
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ac•cept•a•ble

(ækˈsɛp 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.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ac•cept`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ac•cept′a•bly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

acceptable

You say that something is acceptable when it is satisfactory, or when people do not object to it.

To my relief he found the article acceptable.
Are we saying that violence is acceptable?

You do not say that someone is 'acceptable' to do something. You say that they are willing to do it.

Ed was quite willing to let us help him.
Would you be willing to go to Berkhamsted?
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acceptable - worthy of acceptance or satisfactoryacceptable - worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
unacceptable - not acceptable; not welcome; "a word unacceptable in polite society"; "an unacceptable violation of personal freedom"
2.acceptable - judged to be in conformity with approved usage; "acceptable English usage"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
received, standard - conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
3.acceptable - meeting requirementsacceptable - meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
4.acceptable - adequate for the purposeacceptable - adequate for the purpose; "the water was acceptable for drinking"
fit - meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

acceptable

adjective
1. satisfactory, fair, all right, suitable, sufficient, good enough, standard, adequate, so-so (informal), tolerable, up to scratch (informal), passable, up to the mark There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
satisfactory unacceptable, unsatisfactory, unsuitable
2. tolerable, bearable, allowable, admissible, supportable, endurable, sufferable It is becoming more and more acceptable for women to drink.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

acceptable

adjective
1. Capable of being accepted:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
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Translations
přijatelnývhodnývítaný
acceptabelvelkommen
hyväksyttävä
prihvatljiv
aîgengilegurviîeigandi, ánægjulegur
受け入れられる
받아들일 만한
sprejemljivzadovoljiv
godtagbar
ที่ยอมรับได้
chấp nhận được

acceptable

[əkˈseptəbl] ADJ [behaviour, plan, offer] → aceptable; [gift] → grato
that would not be acceptable to the governmenteso no le resultaría aceptable al gobierno
that kind of behaviour is not socially acceptableese tipo de comportamiento no es socialmente aceptable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

acceptable

[ækˈsɛptəbəl] adj
(= permissible, suitable) [level, behaviour] → acceptable
to be acceptable to sb → convenir à qn
it is acceptable for sb to do sth → il est acceptable que qn fasse qch
It is not acceptable for pupils to argue with their teachers → Il n'est pas acceptable que les élèves tiennent tête à leurs professeurs.
It is becoming more acceptable for women to drink
BUT On accepte de mieux en mieux que les femmes boivent.
(= adequate) [standard, food] → acceptable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

acceptable

adjannehmbar (to für), akzeptabel (to für); behaviourzulässig; (= suitable) giftpassend; that would be most acceptabledas wäre sehr or höchst willkommen; any job would be acceptable to himihm wäre jede Stelle recht; only the best is acceptablenur das Beste kann angenommen werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

acceptable

[əkˈsɛptəbl] adj (satisfactory) → accettabile; (welcome, gift, offer) → gradito/a
tea is always acceptable → un tè è sempre ben accetto, un tè lo si beve sempre volentieri
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

accept

(əkˈsept) verb
1. to take (something offered). He accepted the gift.
2. to believe in, agree to or acknowledge. We accept your account of what happened; Their proposal was accepted; He accepted responsibility for the accident.
acˈceptable adjective
1. satisfactory. The decision should be acceptable to most people.
2. pleasing. a very acceptable gift.
acˈceptably adverb
acˈceptance noun
We have had few acceptances to our invitation.
acˈcepted adjective
generally recognized. It is an accepted fact that the world is round.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

acceptable

مَقْبُول přijatelný acceptabel annehmbar αποδεκτός aceptable hyväksyttävä acceptable prihvatljiv accettabile 受け入れられる 받아들일 만한 acceptabel akseptabel dopuszczalny aceitável приемлемый godtagbar ที่ยอมรับได้ kabul edilebilir chấp nhận được 可接受的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

acceptable

a. aceptable, permitido-a; admitido-a;
___ daily intake___ cosumo diario.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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