AskDefine | Define suitable

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suitable adj
1 suitable for the desired purpose; "Is this a suitable dress for the office?"
2 meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy" [syn: appropriate, suited]
3 appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position" [syn: proper, right]
4 worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son" [syn: desirable, worthy]

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  • /ˈsuːtəbl/, /"su:t@bl/



  1. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.


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