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English definition of “acceptable”


adjective   /əkˈsep·tə·bəl/
B1 good enough: Is her work of an acceptable standard? A grade of 63 is not acceptable in this class.
(Definition of acceptable adjective from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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