Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory: synonym: sufficient.
  • adjective Satisfactory but not superior; passable: synonym: average.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; hence, pleasing to the receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome: as, an acceptable present.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.
  • adjective Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

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

  • adjective adequate for the purpose
  • adjective judged to be in conformity with approved usage
  • adjective meeting requirements
  • adjective worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

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  • The company's proposal was acceptable and was a good deal to us, so we accepted their proposal.

    March 13, 2007

  • The registrar accepted more applicants than he should have.

    March 14, 2007