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acceptable Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
    • acceptable levels of radiation
    • performances varied from acceptable to excellent
  2. adjective satellite judged to be in conformity with approved usage
    • acceptable English usage
  3. adjective satellite meeting requirements
    • the step makes a satisfactory seat
  4. adjective satellite adequate for the purpose
    • the water was acceptable for drinking

Ac*cept"a*ble adjective
F. acceptable, L. acceptabilis, fr. acceptare.
  1. 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.

Webster 1913