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Definition 1: worthy of acceptance or satisfactory - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where acceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acceptable levels of radiation
  • performances varied from acceptable to excellent

(acceptable is similar to ...) acceptable to or at a bank

"bankable funds"

(acceptable is similar to ...) completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach

"two unexceptionable witnesses" "a judge's ethics should be unexceptionable"

(acceptable is similar to ...) not objectionable

"the ends are unobjectionable; it's the means that one can't accept"

(means also ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

Definition 2: adequate for the purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the water was acceptable for drinking

(acceptable is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: meeting requirements - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the step makes a satisfactory seat
  • I would kill for a decent cup of coffee
  • a decent wage

Synonyms for acceptable in the sense of this definition

(acceptable is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 4: judged to be in conformity with approved usage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acceptable English usage

(acceptable is similar to ...) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

"standard English" "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English"

(acceptable belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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