worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"
adequate for the purpose; "the water was acceptable for drinking"
meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat"
judged to be in conformity with approved usage; "acceptable English usage"
allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
grant as a discount or in exchange; "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera"
make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
deductible according to the tax laws
that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"
deserving to be allowed or considered
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"
sign as evidence of legal transfer; "endorse cheques"
guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"
be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner;
a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating;
a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm" <
Short form or slang for legitimate
in a nice way; "a nicely painted house"
the act of nodding the head
a sign of assent or salutation or command
be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
let the head fall forward through drowsiness; "The old man was nodding in his chair"
lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is passable"
about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
free from danger or injury; "the children were found safe and sound"