Appropriate and Acceptable


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Appropriate adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: I don't think jeans and a T-shirt are appropriate attire for a wedding

Acceptable is a synonym for appropriate. In some cases you can use "Acceptable" instead an adjective "Appropriate".
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate


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Acceptable adjective – Of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards.
Usage example: told the bike rental man that a ten-speed with four broken gears was not acceptable

Appropriate is a synonym for acceptable. Sometimes you can use "Appropriate" instead an adjective "Acceptable".
Nearby Words: accept, accepted, acceptance, accepting, acceptably
Synonyms for Acceptable

Things that words describes

response appropriate response acceptable response
manner appropriate manner acceptable manner
choice appropriate choice acceptable choice
word appropriate word acceptable word
Other nouns: name, course, amount, form, term, time, use, way, example, tone, level, size, language, behavior, times, names, levels.
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