Acceptable meaning

ăk-sĕptə-bəl
The definition of acceptable is something that is good enough to satisfy a need.

An example of an acceptable substitute for an alcoholic beverage would be sparkling cider.

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Satisfactory but not superior; passable.

The restaurant was acceptable but did not live up to its reputation.

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Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory.

An acceptable excuse; acceptable behavior.

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Worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate.
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Tolerable; bearable.
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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.
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Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.
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Origin of acceptable

  • From Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis (“worthy of acceptance”).

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the late 14th century.

    From Wiktionary