Acceptable
Acceptable Ac*cept"a*ble (-s[e^]pt"[.a]*b'l; 277), a. [F. acceptable, L. acceptabilis, fr. acceptare.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • acceptable — [ak sep′tə bəl, əksept′tə bəl] adj. 1. worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate 2. tolerable; bearable acceptability n. acceptableness acceptably adv …   English World dictionary

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  • acceptable — [[t]ækse̱ptəb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Acceptable activities and situations are those that most people approve of or consider to be normal. It is becoming more acceptable for women to drink... The air pollution exceeds most acceptable levels by …   English dictionary

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