Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acceptable to the taste; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten.
  • adj. Acceptable or agreeable to the mind or sensibilities: a palatable solution to the problem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pleasing to the taste, tasty.
  • adj. Tolerable, acceptable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable; pleasing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Agreeable to the taste or palate; savory; such as may be relished, either literally or figuratively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. acceptable to the taste or mind

Etymologies

palate +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I would add that one other things ISPs can and WILL do to make this palatable is exclude bandwidth from select partners – such as iTunes, Hulu and others that cut ISPs in on revenue.

    Is There Such a Thing As a Better Broadband Cap?

  • A better way of making old wine more palatable is to pur it over clingfilm/saran wrap into a decanter/large glass and drink from tere. the long chain polymers of the film (polythene to be precise) bind to 2,4,6-trichloranisole (the chemical that makes wine smell musty/old - abbreviated to TCA) and, for a better word, refreshes it.

    Make House Wine Taste Better With Soda Water | Lifehacker Australia

  • If not, our elections will always be won by candidates who know how to present the most untruths in palatable forms.

    New Ads: 1, 2, ‘Punch’ — and Punch Back - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Octavia Butler was the first widely read African American woman science fiction writer, and her works wrapped up complex treatments of gender and race in palatable, fast-paced sf stories.

    Boing Boing: February 26, 2006 - March 4, 2006 Archives

  • He advocates referring to "trial lawyers" as "public-protection attorneys," replacing "taxes" with "membership fees," and generally couching the entire Democratic message in palatable — even deceptive — language in order to simplify large ideas and disguise them behind innocent but powerful-sounding phrases.

    It Isn't the Message, Stupid

  • He believed that in order to make a third term palatable there must be an interval of another and different administration.

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • The feeling that you’re regurgitating what’s gone before and just part of an endless feedback of making crap pop singles or oldies palatable is one of the reasons I don’t make many mashups unless I have a good reason (political/humour) and a message to do so.

    Reshuffle > Edit > Recyle > Goto 10?

  • In other words, corn is made up of mostly complex carbohydrates that will produce energy, and it is very palatable, which is why deer come to it continually.

    Do Feeders Grow Big Racks?

  • The situation is far from palatable, which is why Stephanie Bernstein founded To-Go Ware.

    Living Sustainably: How To Reduce Your 'Forkprint'

  • Now, I like BBQ, but let's face it, it's cheap meat cooked to be palatable, which is fine.

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