acceptable

  • 1 acceptable — [ aksɛptabl ] adj. • déb. XIIIe; acetable « agréable » 1165; de accepter 1 ♦ Qui mérite d être accepté. ⇒ recevable. Offres acceptables. ⇒fam. valable. Elle « s engageait à fournir un alibi très acceptable » (Loti). ♢ Ling. Phrase acceptable. ⇒… …

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  • 2 Acceptable.TV — Country of origin USA …

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  • 3 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 acceptable — I adjective adequate, admissible, advisable, agreeable, allowable, applicable, appropriate, attractive, becoming, comfortable, commensurate, conventional, decent, desirable, eligible, entitled, enviable, expedient, fair, felicitous, fit,… …

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  • 5 acceptable — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. acceptable, from L. acceptabilis worthy of acceptance, from acceptare (see ACCEPT (Cf. accept)). Related: Acceptably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 acceptable — [adj] satisfactory, agreeable adequate, admissible, all right, A OK*, average, big*, common, cooking with gas*, cool*, copacetic, decent, delightful, fair, hep*, hip*, hunky dory*, in the swim*, kosher*, large, okay, on the ball*, on the beam*,… …

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  • 7 acceptable — Acceptable, com. gen. penac. Recevable et aggreable envers chacun, Gratus, Acceptus, Mettable …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 acceptable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be accepted. 2) adequate, though not outstanding or perfect. DERIVATIVES acceptability noun acceptably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 acceptable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ an attempt to make the reforms acceptable to both sides ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 acceptable — ac|cept|a|ble W3S3 [əkˈseptəbəl] adj 1.) good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory acceptable to ▪ an agreement which is acceptable to all sides ▪ Students who achieve an acceptable standard will progress to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 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

  • 13 acceptable — (a ksè pta bl ) adj. Qui peut être accepté. Conditions acceptables. Cela n est pas acceptable. •   Ce sacrifice a été reçu et est acceptable à Dieu, PASC. Prov. 4.    Il suit toujours le substantif : Une proposition acceptable. HISTORIQUE    XIIe …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 acceptable — ac|cept|a|ble [ ək septəbl ] adjective ** 1. ) considered by most people as reasonable or as being something that can be allowed: socially/politically/morally acceptable: Pollution on this level is no longer socially acceptable. acceptable to:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 acceptable — adjective 1 good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory: a cheap and acceptable substitute for rubber (+ to): The dispute was settled in a way that was acceptable to both sides. 2 acceptable behaviour is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 acceptable */*/ — UK [əkˈseptəb(ə)l] / US adjective 1) considered by most people to be reasonable or to be something that can be allowed socially/politically/morally acceptable: Pollution on this level is no longer socially acceptable. acceptable to: The proposals …

    English dictionary

  • 17 acceptable — adj. 1) completely, fully; mutually acceptable 2) acceptable to (the conditions are acceptable to all concerned) * * * [ək septəb(ə)l] fully mutually acceptable completely acceptable to (the conditions are acceptable to all concerned) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 acceptable*/ — [əkˈseptəb(ə)l] adj 1) if something is acceptable, most people approve of it or accept it Ant: unacceptable That kind of behaviour is not acceptable.[/ex] an agreement that is acceptable to both sides[/ex] 2) good enough Syn: reasonable Ant:… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 acceptable — adjective Date: 14th century 1. capable or worthy of being accepted < no compromise would be acceptable > 2. a. welcome, pleasing < compliments are always acceptable > b. barely satisfactory or …

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  • 20 acceptable — /ək septəb(ə)l/ adjective which can be accepted ● Both parties found the offer acceptable. ● The terms of the contract of employment are not acceptable to the candidate. ● The offer is not acceptable to the shareholders …

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