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suitable

[soo-tuh-buh l] /ˈsu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
Origin of suitable
1505-1515
1505-15; suit + -able
Related forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
presuitability, noun
presuitable, adjective
presuitably, adverb
Synonyms
proper, befitting, seemly, apt.
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  • These give a wide range to the wood-carver, for all borders are suitable to frames.

    A Manual of Wood Carving Charles G. Leland
  • I kept a lookout for a suitable place to moor the steamer to the shore.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • It only required restoration, to make it a suitable residence.

  • She was quite sick, and the rough house on the raft was not a suitable place for her.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • Altogether he is a delightful, cultured man and a suitable head for the Republic.

    Haiti J. Dryden Kuser
British Dictionary definitions for suitable

suitable

/ˈsuːtəbəl; ˈsjuːt-/
adjective
1.
appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suitable
adj.

1580s, from suit + -able. Earlier suit-like (1560s); suitly (mid-15c.).

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