Definition of 'acceptable'
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Young women in their first relationships often do not know if abusive behaviour is acceptable or not. The Sun (2016)This is not acceptable behaviour from a practising barrister. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A regular beer followed by soft drinks is probably acceptable. The Sun (2016)They are the visible signs that we are acceptable to the people we love most on earth. Positive Parent Power (1991)Regulation clearly has an important role in ensuring competition and setting minimum acceptable standards. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This will give him a clear message that this behaviour is not acceptable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People still think it is acceptable to behave like that. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is an acceptable compromise between lawn and concrete parking. The Sun (2007)In no country is it acceptable to take something without paying for it. The Sun (2011)This method would be quite acceptable if the mercury stayed in place within the filling. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Windows that are painted shut are not considered an acceptable alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These should be championed to young people as acceptable and worthy choices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Doctors and health advisers should also help ensure that suitable foods are grown to an acceptable standard. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)The point here again is that the dog must learn that only acceptable behaviour is rewarded. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Are we respectful of anyone and when did it become acceptable to behave unacceptably? The Sun (2008)The price means obvious but acceptable compromises. The Sun (2009)But he soon transforms into something much more acceptable. The Sun (2011)It is quite acceptable to put pressure on employees to stop smoking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ruling is likely to influence what is considered acceptable in future election literature. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is not acceptable that people from the sidelines were trying to get our centre forward sent off. The Sun (2009)To allow only views acceptable to the government of the day is the path to centralised conformity and censorship. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There may well be acceptable food in Siena. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's actually quite scary what we as a nation consider a socially acceptable amount to drink. The Sun (2014)A drink is acceptable but not a binge. The Sun (2016)I have become increasingly aware that my drinking behaviour is not socially acceptable or indeed good for my health. The Sun (2009)Anything halfway good wasn't acceptable, and there was a lot of attention to detail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'acceptable'
British English: acceptable /əkˈsɛptəbl/ ADJECTIVE
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.
- American English: acceptable
- Arabic: مَقْبُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: aceitável
- Chinese: 可接受的
- Croatian: prihvatljiv
- Czech: přijatelný
- Danish: acceptabel
- Dutch: acceptabel
- European Spanish: aceptable
- Finnish: hyväksyttävä
- French: acceptable
- German: annehmbar
- Greek: αποδεκτός
- Italian: accettabile
- Japanese: 受け入れられる
- Korean: 받아들일 만한
- Norwegian: akseptabel
- Polish: dopuszczalny
- European Portuguese: aceitável
- Romanian: acceptabil
- Russian: приемлемый
- Spanish: aceptable
- Swedish: godtagbar
- Thai: ที่ยอมรับได้
- Turkish: kabul edilebilir
- Ukrainian: прийнятний
- Vietnamese: chấp nhận được
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