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suit·a·ble

 (so͞o′tə-bəl)
adj.
Appropriate to a purpose or an occasion.

suit′a·bil′i·ty, suit′a·ble·ness n.
suit′a·bly adv.

suitable

(ˈsuːtəbəl; ˈsjuːt-)
adj
appropriate; proper; fit
ˌsuitaˈbility, ˈsuitableness n
ˈsuitably adv

suit•a•ble

(ˈsu tə bəl)

adj.
such as to suit; appropriate; acceptable; fitting.
[1505–15]
suit`a•bil′i•ty, suit′a•ble•ness, n.
suit′a•bly, adv.

suitable

Someone or something that is suitable for a particular person or purpose is right or acceptable for them.

These flats are not really suitable for families with children.
Farm tractors are not suitable for small plots of land.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suitable - meant or adapted for an occasion or usesuitable - meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
fit - meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"
2.suitable - worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"

suitable

adjective
1. appropriate, right, fitting, fit, suited, acceptable, becoming, correct, satisfactory, apt, befitting She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
appropriate inappropriate, incorrect, unfitting, unsuitable, unsuited, unbecoming
2. seemly, fitting, becoming, due, proper, correct Was it really suitable behaviour for someone who wants to be taken seriously?
seemly jarring, unseemly, discordant
3. suited, appropriate, in keeping with, in character, cut out for a resort where the slopes are more suitable for young children
suited out of character, out of keeping
4. pertinent, relevant, applicable, fitting, appropriate, to the point, apt, apposite, germane Give a few people an idea of suitable questions to ask.
pertinent irrelevant, inapposite
5. convenient, timely, appropriate, well-timed, opportune, commodious He could think of no less suitable moment to mention the idea.
convenient inopportune

suitable

adjective
1. Suited to one's end or purpose:
2. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances:
3. Satisfying certain requirements, as for selection:
Translations
مُلائِمملائِممُلائِم، مُريح، مُوافِق
vhodnývyhovující
passende
sopiva
prikladan
hentugurviîeigandi; hæfur
適切な
적합한
ērtsiederīgspiemērots
primerenustrezen
lämplig
เหมาะสม
phù hợp

suitable

[ˈsuːtəbl] ADJ
1. (= satisfactory) → adecuado, apropiado
the shortage of suitable housingla escasez de viviendas adecuadas or apropiadas
his qualifications weren't considered suitableconsideraron que no tenía la formación adecuada or apropiada
2. (= valid, apt) → apropiado
both courses are suitable for beginnersambos cursos son apropiados para principiantes
the products are suitable for all skin typeslos productos son apropiados para todo tipo de pieles
the garden is not suitable for wheelchairsel jardín no está adaptado para sillas de ruedas
dishes that are suitable for freezingplatos preparados que se pueden congelar
"suitable for children"apto para niños
eminently suitableidóneo
to make sth suitable for sth (= adapt) → adaptar algo para algo
3. (= fitting) → apropiado
a suitable replyuna respuesta apropiada
a suitable dress for the occasionun vestido apropiado para la ocasión
the committee met to consider suitable actionel comité se reunió para considerar las medidas oportunas or convenientes or apropiadas
choose a suitable moment to talkescoja un momento oportuno or apropiado para hablar
4. (= recommendable) → adecuado
a more suitable dietuna dieta más adecuada
the most suitable man for the jobel hombre más indicado or adecuado para el puesto

suitable

[ˈsuːtəbəl] adj [time, date, place, clothes, accommodation, reply, choice, climate, job, size, candidate, qualifications] → approprié(e)
a suitable time → une heure appropriée
suitable clothing → des vêtements appropriés
Monday isn't suitable
BUT Lundi ne convient pas.
He was just not suitable for the job
BUT Il ne convenait pas pour ce travail.
Would tomorrow be suitable?
BUT Est-ce que demain vous conviendrait?.
We found somebody suitable
BUT Nous avons trouvé la personne qu'il nous faut.
"suitable for ..." (on packaging)"convient à ..."
"suitable for vegetarians" → "convient aux végétariens"

suitable

adj (= convenient, practical, right for the purpose)geeignet, passend; (= socially, culturally appropriate to the occasion)angemessen; to be suitable for somebody (date, place) → jdm passen; (film, job) → für jdn geeignet sein; (hairstyle, clothes) → das Richtige für jdn sein; she’s not suitable for himsie passt nicht zu ihm; to be suitable for somethingfür etw geeignet sein, sich für etw eignen; (socially) → einer Sache (dat)angemessen sein; none of the dishes is suitable for freezingkeines der Rezepte eignet sich zum Einfrieren; the most suitable man for the jobder am besten geeignete Mann für den Posten; would 8 o’clock be a suitable time?würde Ihnen etc 8 Uhr passen?; Tuesday is the most suitable dayDienstag ist der günstigste or beste Tag, Dienstag passt am besten; quality machinery suitable to the taskQualitätsmaschinen, die der Aufgabe gewachsen sind; animals that are suitable as petsTiere, die als Haustiere geeignet sind; you’re not suitable to be parentsSie eignen sich nicht als Eltern; we couldn’t find anything suitablewir konnten nichts Passendes or Geeignetes finden; to be considered suitableals geeignet angesehen werden; eminently suitableüberaus passend; to make something suitable for somethingetw für etw passend machen

suitable

[ˈsuːtəbl] adj (gen) → adatto/a
I haven't anything suitable to wear → non ho niente di adatto da mettermi
the most suitable man for the job → l'uomo più adatto a questo lavoro
we found somebody suitable → abbiamo trovato la persona adatta
the film is not suitable for children → non è un film adatto ai bambini
would tomorrow be suitable? → andrebbe bene domani?

suitable

(ˈsuːtəbl) adjective
(negative unsuitable).
1. right or appropriate for a purpose or occasion. I haven't any suitable shoes for the wedding; Those shoes are not suitable for walking in the country; Many people applied for the job but not one of them was suitable.
2. convenient. We must find a suitable day for our meeting.
ˌsuitaˈbility noun
ˈsuitableness noun
ˈsuitably adverb
You're not suitably dressed.

suitable

مُلائِم vhodný passende geeignet αρμόζων conveniente sopiva convenable prikladan adatto 適切な 적합한 geschikt hensiktsmessig odpowiedni apropriado подходящий lämplig เหมาะสม uygun phù hợp 合适的

suitable

adj adecuado, apropiado, idóneo; a suitable donor..un donante adecuado
References in classic literature ?
Well, I hope you left some suitable excuse," said her husband, somewhat appeased, as he added a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup.
Never minstrel, or by whatever more suitable name David should be known, drew upon his talents in the presence of more insensible auditors; though considering the singleness and sincerity of his motive, it is probably that no bard of profane song ever uttered notes that ascended so near to that throne where all homage and praise is due.
Tell him," commanded Thorndike, "I want a wood road, suitable to a farm; and to let the trees grow where God planted them.
The girl ran into the house to get some crumbs of bread, cold potatoes, and other such scraps as were suitable to the accommodating appetite of fowls.
Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly -- making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility -- is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.
But it was not in reasonable nature that a man so organized, and with such terrible experiences and remembrances as he had; it was not in nature that these things should fail in latently engendering an element in him, which, under suitable circumstances, would break out from its confinement, and burn all his courage up.
I don't know a man anywhere," said master, "that I should think so suitable for it as yourself.
wrote to his lawyer to dispose of the business in the way that seemed to him the most suitable, and remit the proceeds.
One would think, that a deliberate and practical denial of its authority was the only offense never contemplated by its government; else, why has it not assigned its definite, its suitable and proportionate, penalty?
As it extended, I brought out a line of goods suitable for kings, and a nobby thing for duchesses and that sort, with ruffles down the fore- hatch and the running-gear clewed up with a feather- stitch to leeward and then hauled aft with a back-stay and triced up with a half-turn in the standing rigging forward of the weather-gaskets.
The men created a couple of new ranks, thitherto unknown to the army regulations, and conferred them upon Cathy, with ceremonies suitable to a duke.
They gave my bobtail coat to somebody else, and sent me an ulster suitable for a giraffe.