acceptable


acceptable
ac|cept|a|ble
W3S3 [əkˈseptəbəl] adj
1.) good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory
acceptable to
an agreement which is acceptable to all sides
Students who achieve an acceptable standard will progress to degree studies.
How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?
2.) acceptable behaviour is considered to be morally or socially good enough
Alcohol is not an acceptable way out of your problems.
Here, the students set the standards for acceptable behaviour .
acceptable (for sb) to do sth
It is not socially acceptable for parents to leave children unattended at that age.
It is perfectly acceptable to sample the food before you buy.
>acceptably adv
>acceptability [əkˌseptəˈbılıti] n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • acceptable — [ aksɛptabl ] adj. • déb. XIIIe; acetable « agréable » 1165; de accepter 1 ♦ Qui mérite d être accepté. ⇒ recevable. Offres acceptables. ⇒fam. valable. Elle « s engageait à fournir un alibi très acceptable » (Loti). ♢ Ling. Phrase acceptable. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acceptable.TV — Country of origin USA …   Wikipedia

  • Acceptable — Ac*cept a*ble ( s[e^]pt [.a]*b l; 277), a. [F. acceptable, L. acceptabilis, fr. acceptare.] Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acceptable — I adjective adequate, admissible, advisable, agreeable, allowable, applicable, appropriate, attractive, becoming, comfortable, commensurate, conventional, decent, desirable, eligible, entitled, enviable, expedient, fair, felicitous, fit,… …   Law dictionary

  • acceptable — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. acceptable, from L. acceptabilis worthy of acceptance, from acceptare (see ACCEPT (Cf. accept)). Related: Acceptably …   Etymology dictionary

  • acceptable — [adj] satisfactory, agreeable adequate, admissible, all right, A OK*, average, big*, common, cooking with gas*, cool*, copacetic, decent, delightful, fair, hep*, hip*, hunky dory*, in the swim*, kosher*, large, okay, on the ball*, on the beam*,… …   New thesaurus

  • acceptable — Acceptable, com. gen. penac. Recevable et aggreable envers chacun, Gratus, Acceptus, Mettable …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • acceptable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be accepted. 2) adequate, though not outstanding or perfect. DERIVATIVES acceptability noun acceptably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • acceptable — [ak sep′tə bəl, əksept′tə bəl] adj. 1. worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate 2. tolerable; bearable acceptability n. acceptableness acceptably adv …   English World dictionary

  • acceptable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ an attempt to make the reforms acceptable to both sides ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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