/ əkˈseptəbl; NAmE / adjective
agreed or approved of by most people in a society :
Children must learn socially acceptable behaviour.
acceptable (to sb) that sb agrees is of a good enough standard or allowed :
We want a political solution that is acceptable to all parties.
For this course a pass in English at grade B is acceptable.
Air pollution in the city had reached four times the acceptable levels.
not very good but good enough :
The food was acceptable, but no more.
► ac·cept·abil·ity / əkˌseptəˈbɪləti; NAmE / noun [ U ]
► ac·cept·ably / -bli; NAmE / adverb
late Middle English : from Old French , from late Latin acceptabilis , from acceptare , frequentative of accipere take something to oneself, from ad- to + capere take.