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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ækˈsɛptəbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ækˈsɛptəbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ak septə bəl)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cept•a•ble /ækˈsɛptəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. worthy or capable of being accepted or received.
  2. meeting only minimum requirements:barely acceptable school grades.
  3. capable of being endured; tolerable:acceptable risks.
ac•cept•a•bil•i•ty /ækˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪti/USA pronunciation  ac•cept•a•ble•ness, n. [uncountable]
ac•cept•a•bly, adv. See -cep-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cept•a•ble  (ak septə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. capable or worthy of being accepted.
  2. pleasing to the receiver;
    satisfactory;
    agreeable;
    welcome.
  3. meeting only minimum requirements;
    barely adequate:an acceptable performance.
  4. capable of being endured;
    tolerable;
    bearable:acceptable levels of radiation.
ac•cept′a•bili•ty, ac•cepta•ble•ness, n. 
ac•cepta•bly, adv. 
  • Late Latin acceptābilis. See accept, -able
  • Middle English 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
acceptable /əkˈsɛptəbəl/ adj
  1. satisfactory; adequate
  2. pleasing; welcome
  3. tolerable

acˌceptaˈbility, acˈceptableness n acˈceptably adv
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