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The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
Sarah Bernhardt

Meaning of "suitable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUITABLE

suitable  [ˈsuːtəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUITABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Suitable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SUITABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of suitable in the English dictionary

The definition of suitable in the dictionary is appropriate; proper; fit.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUITABLE


bootable
ˈbuːtəbəl
commutable
kəˈmjuːtəbəl
computable
kəmˈpjuːtəbəl
dilutable
daɪˈluːtəbəl
disputable
dɪˈspjuːtəbəl
executable
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːtəbəl
immutable
ɪˈmjuːtəbəl
imputable
ɪmˈpjuːtəbəl
indisputable
ˌɪndɪˈspjuːtəbəl
inscrutable
ɪnˈskruːtəbəl
mutable
ˈmjuːtəbəl
permutable
pɜːˈmjuːtəbəl
prosecutable
ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːtəbəl
reconstitutable
riːˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːtəbəl
recruitable
rɪˈkruːtəbəl
refutable
rɪˈfjuːtəbəl
shootable
ˈʃuːtəbəl
substitutable
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːtəbəl
undisputable
ˌʌndɪsˈpjuːtəbəl
unsuitable
ʌnˈsuːtəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUITABLE

suid
suidian
suilline
suing
suint
suiplap
Suisse
suit
suit oneself
suitability
suitableness
suitably
suitcase
suite
suited
suiter
suiting
suitlike
suitor
suitress

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUITABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
printable
profitable
reputable
stable
table
timetable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of suitable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUITABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «suitable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of suitable

Translation of «suitable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUITABLE

Find out the translation of suitable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of suitable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «suitable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

合适的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conveniente
570 millions of speakers

English

suitable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयुक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُلائِم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подходящий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apropriado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপযুক্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convenable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sesuai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geeignet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

適切な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적합한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cocok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phù hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொருத்தமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

योग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uygun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odpowiedni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відповідний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adecvat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρμόζων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geskik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lämplig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hensiktsmessig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of suitable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUITABLE»

The term «suitable» is very widely used and occupies the 3.620 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUITABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about suitable

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUITABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word suitable.
1
Alvar Aalto
The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.
2
Scott Adams
There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
3
Rudolf Arnheim
The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind.
4
Alex Berenson
Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
5
Sarah Bernhardt
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
6
Jim Bishop
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
7
Karl Ferdinand Braun
Considering the greater amounts of energy which can be collected and stored in suitable experimental form in capacitors, one could expect to deliver radiated energy for some time from them.
8
Graydon Carter
Only institutions that go about the old-fashioned business of taking in deposits from customer A and lending them out to customer B should be called banks. The rest should call themselves what they are. 'Parlors' would be appropriate, or 'dens' - words more suitable to venerable betting pursuits.
9
Stephen Chow
Why do I use the same actors in different movies? One of the things I really stress in casting is I need to find someone who is suitable for the role in the movie. That's always the main reason.
10
Hart Crane
The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUITABLE»

Discover the use of suitable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to suitable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Suitable Amount of Crime
In this book, Nils Christie argues that crime is a fluid and shallow concept - acts that could be construed as criminal are unlimited and crime is therefore in endless supply.
Nils Christie, 2004
2
A suitable enemy: racism, migration and Islamophobia in Europe
At the heart of the book is an examination of xeno-racism -- a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism -- where migrants who do not assimilate, or who are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.
Liz Fekete, A. Sivanandan, 2009
3
A Suitable Vengeance
When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the investigation personally—because the evidence points to a killer within his own family. From the Paperback edition.
Elizabeth George, 2007
4
Suitable Titles
This book is filled with hundreds of titles and short phrases that are perfect for scrapbooking, craft projects, card making, and more. The titles are categorized, so finding something "suitable" is right at your fingertips!
‎2002
5
Vikram Seth's Suitable Boy: A Reader's Guide
The 'Continuum Contemporaries' series is designed as a source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and literature students at school, college and university.
Angela Atkins, 2002
6
Because I'm Suitable
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, he saw it all to be good except for one thing: man was alone.
Allison P. Uribe, 2012
7
A Suitable Match
"DON'T WORRY, IT WILL WORK OUT PERFECTLY.
Betty Neels, 2012
8
Suitable for the Wilds: Letters from Northern Alberta, 1929-1931
Suitable for the Wilds is a collection of Dr. Mary Percy Jackson's letters written to family and friends in the early years of her practice, from 1929 to 1931.
Mary Percy Jackson, Janice Dickin, 2006
9
A Suitable Connection
After London's most handsome and notorious womanizer, Ravenstoke, rescues young Mary Castleton from the greedy schemes of her sinister stepfather, both he and the vulnerable beauty struggle to quell the desire in their hearts
Cindy Holbrook, 1990
10
Rafael's Suitable Bride (Mills & Boon Modern)
Billionaire Rafael Rocchi always has a woman in his bed, but never in his heart.
Cathy Williams, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUITABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term suitable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Leinster release Kane Douglas after receiving 'suitable' compensation
Leinster have released second row Kane Douglas from his contract with immediate effect after the Australian Rugby Union provided a compensation fee that the ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
2
Vikram Seth: Breakup with long-term partner delayed sequel to 'A …
Indian writer Vikram Seth has said that breakup with a long-term partner as the reason for the delay in writing the sequel to his award-winning novel 'A Suitable ... «Firstpost, May 15»
3
Stickle Tarn sale: No suitable offers submitted
A beauty spot put up for sale has not received any suitable offers, the Lake District National Park Authority has revealed. Stickle Tarn, in the Langdale Pikes, was ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
4
No 'suitable' candidate to head Air India from August: Govt
Government on Tuesday failed to find a "suitable" candidate to head the loss-making national carrier Air India, whose chairman and managing director Rohit ... «Moneycontrol.com, Mar 15»
5
UK house prices: Nearly half of Scots said it was difficult to find …
Nearly half of Scots find it difficult to find suitable rented accommodation, according to a new survey. According to the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), ... «International Business Times UK, Feb 15»
6
Suitable Technologies Opens Store Staffed Only by Robots
The Beam Remote Presence System, from Scott Hassan's Suitable Technologies, a spinoff of Willow Garage, has a wheeled base and two posts that support a ... «IEEE Spectrum, Dec 14»
7
Iraqi MP says time not 'suitable' to announce Basra as federal region
An Iraqi lawmaker said on Saturday that the time is not “suitable” to declare the southern province of Basra as a federal region, days after the launch of campaign ... «Al-Arabiya, Dec 14»
8
No candidate found suitable for Oil India CMD job
With PESB not finding anyone suitable candidate, the government can seek fresh applications. PESB was interviewing candidates to select a successor of ... «Livemint, Nov 14»
9
The five steps to 'common sense' suitable advice
It seems only right for an article claiming to provide an insight into suitable investment advisory processes should start with what the author views as bad practice ... «Professional Adviser, Sep 14»
10
When Digital Art Is Suitable for Framing
Jake Levine, an entrepreneur in New York, likes the kind of art that tends to be popular on the Internet — cleverly Photoshopped pictures, and animated images ... «New York Times, Jul 14»

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