Recommended vs Acceptable - What's the difference?

recommended | acceptable |


As a verb recommended

is (recommend).

As an adjective acceptable is

capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable'' present, one ''acceptable to us.

recommended

English

Verb

(head)
  • (recommend)

  • recommend

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.
  • The board recommends Philips, given his ample experience in similar positions.
  • To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
  • To advise, propose, counsel favorably
  • The therapist recommends resting the mind and exercising the body.
  • (archaic) To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations
  • ''A medieval oblate's parents recommended the boy for life to God and the monastery

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * discourage * disapprove * oppose

    Derived terms

    * recommendable * recommendatory * recommended * recommender

    acceptable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable'' present, one ''acceptable to us.
  • Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.
  • Antonyms

    * unacceptable * inacceptable

    Derived terms

    * acceptableness * acceptably