Definitions

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

  • adjective Acceptable to the taste; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten.
  • adjective Acceptable or agreeable to the mind or sensibilities.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • adjective acceptable to the taste or mind

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

palate +‎ -able

Examples

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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 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 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

  • 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?

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  • Ohhhh. Like "palate." This is now easy to remember. Yay.

    June 4, 2010