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adjective suit·able \ˈsü-tə-bəl\

Definition of suitable

  1. 1 obsolete :  similar, matching

  2. 2a :  adapted to a use or purpose suitable for kitchen useb :  satisfying propriety :  proper suitable dressc :  able, qualified a suitable candidate for the job

suitability

play \ˌsü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

suitableness

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suitably

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Examples of suitable in a Sentence

  1. The dress was a suitable choice.

  2. We upgraded the computer to make it suitable to our needs.

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First Known Use of suitable

1581

Synonym Discussion of suitable

fit, suitable, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance. fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action. fit for battle suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands. clothes suitable for camping meet suggests a just proportioning. meet payment proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom. proper acknowledgement appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness. an appropriate gift fitting implies harmony of mood or tone. a fitting end apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination. apt quotations happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate. a happy choice of words felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful. a felicitous phrase

SUITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

suitable

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adjective

Definition of suitable for English Language Learners

  • : having the qualities that are right, needed, or appropriate for something


SUITABLE Defined for Kids

suitable

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adjective suit·able \ˈsü-tə-bəl\

Definition of suitable for Students

  1. :  being fit or right for a use or group The movie is suitable for children.

suitability

\ˌsü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

suitably

\-blē\ adverb


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