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adjective British English pronunciation: acceptable /əkˈseptəb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    considered by most people to be reasonable or to be something that can be allowed
    socially/politically/morally acceptable:

    Pollution on this level is no longer socially acceptable.

    acceptable to:

    The proposals must be acceptable to the shareholders.

    acceptable for someone to do something:

    By the 1960s, it was becoming more acceptable for women to work in management.

  2. 2
    good enough for a particular purpose or situation

    A success rate of 65% is acceptable.

    1. a.
      good enough but not very good

      The service was attentive, the food acceptable but somewhat uninspiring.

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 British English pronunciation: acceptability /əkˌseptəˈbɪləti/  noun [uncountable]



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