- 1 agreed or approved of by most people in a society Children must learn socially acceptable behavior.
- 2 that someone agrees is of a good enough standard or allowed To take this course, the lowest acceptable test score is 90. Air pollution in the city had reached four times the acceptable levels. acceptable to somebody We want a political solution that is acceptable to all parties.
- 3 not very good, but good enough The food was acceptable, but no better than that. opposite unacceptable
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