acceptable


acceptable
adj.
VERBS
be, prove, seem
become
make sth

an attempt to make the reforms acceptable to both sides

consider sth, deem sth, find sth

We must come up with a solution that our customers will find acceptable.

ADVERB
highly, very

Most people found the drink's taste to be highly acceptable.

completely, entirely, fully, perfectly, quite, totally

Yogurt is a perfectly acceptable substitute for cream in cooking.

fairly, reasonably
(not) remotely

These actions cannot be considered remotely acceptable in a civilized society.

generally, universally, widely
easily, readily
equally

Are all political groups equally acceptable?

minimally (esp. AmE)
mutually
publicly
commercially, culturally, environmentally, ethically, grammatically, morally, politically, socially

a grammatically acceptable sentence

socially acceptable terminology

PREPOSITION
to

a compromise that is acceptable to both sides

PHRASES
the boundaries of acceptable … , the bounds of acceptable … , the limits of acceptable … 

This crosses the boundaries of acceptable conduct.

Acceptable is used with these nouns: ↑alternative, ↑answer, ↑balance, ↑behaviour, ↑compromise, ↑degree, ↑excuse, ↑explanation, ↑face, ↑level, ↑limit, ↑offer, ↑range, ↑result, ↑return, ↑risk, ↑solution, ↑standard, ↑state, ↑substitute

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