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Definition of "acceptable" []

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

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."