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acceptable (əkˈsɛptəbəl Pronunciation for acceptable



  1. satisfactory; adequate
  2. pleasing; welcome
  3. tolerable

Derived Forms

acˌceptaˈbility, acˈceptableness noun
acˈceptably adverb

Translations for 'acceptable'

  • British English: acceptablePronunciation for acceptable If a situation or action is acceptable, people approve of it.It is not acceptable for any country to attack Red Cross buildings during war.əkˈsɛptəbl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مَقْبُولPronunciation for مَقْبُول
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aceitávelPronunciation for aceitável
  • Chinese: 可接受的Pronunciation for 可接受的
  • Croatian: prihvatljivPronunciation for prihvatljiv prihvatljiva
  • Czech: přijatelnýPronunciation for přijatelný
  • Danish: acceptabelPronunciation for acceptabel
  • Dutch: acceptabelPronunciation for acceptabel
  • European Spanish: aceptablePronunciation for aceptable
  • Finnish: hyväksyttäväPronunciation for hyväksyttävä
  • French: acceptablePronunciation for acceptable
  • German: annehmbarPronunciation for annehmbar
  • Greek: αποδεκτόςPronunciation for αποδεκτός αποδεκτή
  • Italian: accettabilePronunciation for accettabile
  • Japanese: 受け入れられるPronunciation for 受け入れられる
  • Korean: 받아들일 만한Pronunciation for 받아들일 만한
  • Norwegian: akseptabelPronunciation for akseptabel akseptable
  • Polish: dopuszczalnyPronunciation for dopuszczalny dopuszczalna
  • Portuguese: aceitávelPronunciation for aceitável
  • Romanian: acceptabil acceptabilă, acceptabili, acceptabile
  • Russian: приемлемыйPronunciation for приемлемый приемлемая
  • Spanish: aceptablePronunciation for aceptable
  • Swedish: godtagbarPronunciation for godtagbar godtagbart
  • Thai: ที่ยอมรับได้Pronunciation for ที่ยอมรับได้
  • Turkish: kabul edilebilirPronunciation for kabul edilebilir
  • Ukrainian: прийнятний
  • Vietnamese: chấp nhận đượcPronunciation for chấp nhận được

Example Sentences Including 'acceptable'

An insurance company which was being difficult came up with an acceptable quote on a house.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children
Even the blighted streets of Boulogne have several acceptable enough to produce a delicious picnic.
Country Life (2004)
His match statistics were mind-boggling, 102 winners to a mere 31 unforced errors, when a 50-50 split is often considered acceptable.
Globe and Mail (2003)
In some societies sadness is viewed as an acceptable emotion only for women or children.
Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
Interesting, though, that sherry is acceptable early in the morning while whisky is not.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
The external auditors of the various institutions will be acceptable.
Irish Times (2002)
The shelter it provided could be most acceptable in time of need.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
Tribal and personal rivalries have frustrated all efforts to find a Pashtun figure acceptable to all.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
What he said about art now seems obvious, clear, totally acceptable.
Malcolm, John Whistler in the Dark


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