Etymology
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acceptable (adj.)

late 14c., from Old French acceptable "pleasant, agreeable," from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare "take or receive willingly" (see accept). Related: Acceptably.

Origin and meaning of acceptable

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Definitions of acceptable

acceptable (adj.)
worthy of acceptance or satisfactory;
performances varied from acceptable to excellent
acceptable levels of radiation
acceptable (adj.)
judged to be in conformity with approved usage;
acceptable English usage
acceptable (adj.)
meeting requirements;
Synonyms: satisfactory / decent
acceptable (adj.)
adequate for the purpose;
the water was acceptable for drinking
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