meant or adapted for an occasion or use
"a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)
worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
"the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.
Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.
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How to use suitable in a sentence?
We are not oblivious to our defence needs and will have to upgrade our defensive capabilities through suitable technologies without entering into an arms race.
A search committee has been formed which will work with me to identify a suitable successor in the coming months.
One of the ways in which this is good news is that other studies have shown this area (the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula) is likely to remain more stable under climate change than the western Antarctic Peninsula, so we end up with a large population of Adelie penguins in a region likely to remain suitable to them for some time.
The traditional view is simply to think that women aren't suitable to be programmers, things are better now than ten years ago, but overall the number of women getting into tech is really small.
Radio has been sweet for me, but look! Am suitable for it too.
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- apropiatCatalan, Valencian
- vyhovující, vhodnýCzech
- konvena, taŭgaEsperanto
- apropiado, indicadoSpanish
- kelvollinen, sopivaFinnish
- approprié, convenable, opportunFrench
- iomchaidh, freagarrachScottish Gaelic
- הולם, מתאים, ראויHebrew
- illő, megfelelőHungarian
- giusto, confacente, rispondente, idoneo, appropriato, indicato, adattoItalian
- 相応しい, 適切Japanese
- piemērots, piederīgs, atbilstošsLatvian
- geschikt, passendDutch
- apropriado, adequadoPortuguese
- nimerit, potrivit, convenabil, adecvatRomanian
- соответствующий, годный, подходящий, применимый, пригодныйRussian
- యుక్తమైన, తగినTelugu
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