- 1Able to be agreed on; suitable: the electoral arrangements must be acceptable to the peopleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Internationally agreed criteria, acceptable to all, need to be developed.
- He was disappointed that the Company did not find a site that would have been suitable and acceptable to people in the area.
- The truth is that negotiations with the manager and his agent, Liam Gaskin, were extremely cordial as they have always been, and we arrived at a solution acceptable to all parties in a very short time.
- 1.1Moderately good; satisfactory: an acceptable substitute for champagneMás ejemplos en oraciones
satisfactory, adequate, reasonable, quite good, fair, decent, good enough, sufficient, sufficiently good, fine, in order, up to scratch, up to the mark, up to standard, up to par, competent, not bad, all right, average, tolerable, passable, middling, moderate; presentable; suitable, convenient• informal OK, so-so, fair-to-middlingNorth American & Australian/New Zealand • informal jake
- I'd think a postcard from the next city would be an acceptable substitute for a formal thank you note.
- Then, too, he is an acceptable moderator to the candidates because he's firmly predictable.
- I found their arguments reasonable and a moderately acceptable update on the original book.
- 1.2Pleasing; welcome: some coffee would be most acceptableMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Mind you, that was back when a pack of three new handkerchiefs was a highly acceptable and very welcome gift for Christmas.
- Otherwise, this is a very acceptable print that should please all 248 gazillion fans.
- Tobacco and snuff were convenient and acceptable items, and more luxurious fare was provided when possible.
- 2Able to be tolerated or allowed: pollution in the city had reached four times the acceptable levelMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The problems stemmed from different standards of privacy and acceptable noise levels.
- We also know that the Dunedin City Council is budgeting $30 million, over the next 2 years, to get its water standards up to an acceptable level.
- The tests showed the levels were within the acceptable standards for the EU and New Zealand.
the acceptable face of ——
- The tolerable manifestation or aspect of (something usually considered suspect or immoral): the film’s breezy domesticity is the acceptable face of sentimental guffMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Sandy Brindley of Rape Crisis added: ‘Lap dancing presents itself as the acceptable face of the sex industry.’
- Boris [elected as MP for Henley in June's general election] is the acceptable face of Conservatism; he gets out there and promotes the magazine.
- The 44-year-old entrepreneur, already regarded as the acceptable face of racy retailing, will become an even bigger household name when Mind Your Own Business, which starts filming tomorrow, hits the screen in April.
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- We would also like ration packs to do more than simply provide adequate food of sufficient acceptability.
- Each item is evaluated for quality, acceptability to patients and staff, and cost.
- The degree of acceptability or unacceptability of such a name may change over the years, and from group to group.
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- We are reasonably experienced walkers, acceptably fit and have walked the route several times before.
- State-of-the-art care usually results in a high degree of successful control of asthma with acceptably safe and reasonably convenient therapy.
- Thus, while the dialogue is acceptably clear and suitably free of any distortion or noticeable hiss, the overall soundscape is subdued and hollow.
late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin acceptabilis, from acceptare (see accept).