- capable or worthy of being accepted.
- pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
- meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance.
- capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation.
Origin of acceptable
Examples from the Web for acceptable
The most notorious states are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”Should the U.S. Really Pay a Kim’s Ransom?
December 21, 2014
How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
October 16, 2014
Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
Neil Patrick Harris
October 15, 2014
After all that, the party can go to market with a product that is acceptable to the masses.Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You
September 26, 2014
He took everything that came to him as in itself right and acceptable.Weighed and Wanting
The ladies are not the only greenbacks that are accepted at sight; and acceptable to it.
The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.The Devil's Dictionary
Tell me, Mr Dorrit, what surprise would be the most unlooked for and the most acceptable to you.
They were acceptable to me, because they echoed my own mind, and confirmed my own knowledge.
- satisfactory; adequate
- pleasing; welcome
Word Origin and History for acceptable
late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.