HyperDic: acceptable

English > 4 senses of the word acceptable:
ADJECTIVEallacceptableworthy of acceptance or satisfactory / satisfactory
allacceptablejudged to be in conformity with approved usage
allacceptable, satisfactory, decentmeeting requirements
allacceptableadequate for the purpose
acceptable > pronunciation
Soundsaekseh'ptahbahl; ahkseh'ptahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > acceptable: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningworthy of acceptance or satisfactory / satisfactory.
Examples
  • "acceptable levels of radiation"
  • "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"
Narrowerbankableacceptable to or at a bank
unexceptionable, unimpeachableCompletely acceptable
unobjectionablenot objectionable
See alsosatisfactoryGiving satisfaction
Oppositeunacceptablenot acceptable
Spanishaceptable
Catalanacceptable
Nounsacceptability, acceptablenesssatisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
Adverbsacceptablyin an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner
unacceptablyto an unacceptable degree
English > acceptable: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningjudged to be in conformity with approved usage.
Example"acceptable English usage"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderstandard, receivedconforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
Spanishaceptable
Catalanacceptable
Nounsacceptability, acceptablenesssatisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
English > acceptable: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmeeting requirements.
Synonymssatisfactory, decent
BroadergoodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Spanishaceptable, satisfactorio
Catalanacceptable
Nounsacceptability, acceptablenesssatisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
Verbsacceptmake use of or accept for some purpose
English > acceptable: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAdequate for the purpose.
Example"the water was acceptable for drinking"
Broaderfitmeeting adequate standards for a purpose
Spanishaceptable
Catalanacceptable
Nounsacceptability, acceptablenesssatisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
Verbsacceptmake use of or accept for some purpose

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