English Synonyms and Antonyms
Apt implies a natural fitness or tendency; an impetuous person is apt to speak hastily. Liable refers to a contingency regarded as unfavorable; as, the ship was liable to founder at any moment. Likely refers to a contingent event regarded as very probable, and usually, tho not always, favorable; as, an industrious worker is likely to succeed. Credible signifies readily to be believed; as, a credible narrative; likely in such connection is used ironically to signify the reverse; as, a likely story! A thing is conceivable of which the mind can entertain the possibility; a thing is conjectural which is conjectured as possible or probable without other support than a conjecture, or tentative judgment; a thing is presumable which, from what is antecedently known, may betaken for granted in advance of proof. Reasonable in this connection signifies such as the reason can be satisfied with, independently of external grounds for belief or disbelief; as, that seems a reasonable supposition. Compare APPARENT.
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
"he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"
subject to legal action
"liable to criminal charges"
liable(p), nonimmune, nonresistant, unresistantadjective
(often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
"liable to diabetes"
held legally responsible
"men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service"
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Amazon promised some things, but we still have to hold them liable.
For the last three weeks, table grapes have been experiencing lengthy delays at port. There are about 400 or 500 containers that are taking between five and 10 days longer than normal to be cleared, the fruit is in cold storage so it’s not rotting but shipments are being moved from port to port to try and avoid delays and Australian farmers will be liable for that costs.
Under federal law, there is a felony murder law, it means you're liable for any death that occurs in the course of certain felonies, though it's tough to find one that matches this set of circumstances. The only one that comes close -- but is still a stretch -- is burglary.
It just sends the wrong message, it sends a message that the best physicians in America should not practice in Texas because... you have to consider that you could be held liable just for doing your job correctly.
The killer part is the attorneys fees and the court costs, she is liable to the state and the American Civil Liberties Union.
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- subjecte, responsableCatalan, Valencian
- haftpflichtig, haftend, haftbar, unterworfen, fehlbar, neigendGerman
- verantwoordelijk, aansprakelijkDutch
- passível, responsávelPortuguese
- responsabil, pasibil, răspunzătorRomanian
- ответственный, подверженный, склонный, обязанный, уязвимыйRussian
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