Acceptable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈseptəbl|  American pronunciation of the word acceptable
Brit.  |əkˈsɛptəb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word acceptable

adjective

- judged to be in conformity with approved usage

acceptable English usage

- meeting requirements (syn: decent, satisfactory)
- adequate for the purpose

the water was acceptable for drinking

Examples

It was an acceptable performance, although not an outstanding one.

She plays an acceptable game of tennis.

The conditions are acceptable to all concerned.

It is becoming more acceptable for women to drink.

On the far side of the street was a restaurant that looked acceptable.

We've made an acceptable start, but it could've been better.

Students who achieve an acceptable standard will progress to degree studies.

How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?

Alcohol is not an acceptable way out of your problems.

Here, the students set the standards for acceptable behaviour.

It is not socially acceptable for parents to leave children unattended at that age.

It is perfectly acceptable to sample the food before you buy.

The offer is not acceptable to both parties.

the water was acceptable for drinking

Her book aims to define acceptable social behavior.

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