Definition of "acceptable" []

  • Worthy of being accepted. (adjective)
  • Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory. (adjective)
  • Satisfactory; adequate (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Pleasing; welcome (adjective)
  • Tolerable (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "acceptable" in a sentence
  • "My use of the term acceptable refered to what was acceptable to the boy."
  • "And these cars did well in the front and side tests and had what they call acceptable rear impact ratings."
  • "Why it was called "Dawn" I am not now quite clear, but I think it was because I could find no other title acceptable to the publishers."