Definitions

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

  • adj. Worthy of being accepted.
  • adj. Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. 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.
  • adj. Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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  • The registrar accepted more applicants than he should have.

    March 14, 2007

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

    March 13, 2007