Definition of convenient in English:

convenient

adjective

  • 1Fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans.

    ‘I phoned your office to confirm that this date is convenient’
    • ‘Ordinary citizens were trampled in your administration and cast aside as rags when it was convenient and advantageous to you.’
    • ‘So it seems to me better to adjourn this matter to the first suitable date convenient to the parties after two weeks.’
    • ‘It seems to me that it is convenient and appropriate that that is the course that should be adopted.’
    • ‘This would be very convenient, but I am slightly concerned that they are planning to charge rather a lot for it.’
    • ‘There are plenty of ways to make your meal plan convenient, appealing, and customized to fit your lifestyle.’
    • ‘If either desires to make submissions about them, then they should do so at the earliest convenient opportunity.’
    • ‘However, even without painting the insides, this project takes three days so plan to do it when it is convenient.’
    • ‘He said this meant they could be picked up at a convenient time, usually to prevent trouble at weekends.’
    • ‘People do not consider the inspections suitable or convenient to them.’
    • ‘The trick is making their first experience easy to plan and convenient.’
    • ‘With hindsight, the course I adopted proved to be the convenient and appropriate one.’
    • ‘Pharmacists were allowed to attend the session most convenient for them.’
    • ‘It wasn't as if he even particularly liked to swim; it was simply the most convenient physical activity.’
    • ‘I do have one further matter to trouble your Lordship with if that is convenient.’
    • ‘But could there be more appropriate and more convenient care for patients elsewhere?’
    • ‘In the garden would be quite convenient as you are planning on mowing the lawn.’
    • ‘This is timely and convenient for patrons, and it saves a great deal of staff time and attention.’
    • ‘They have the advantage of convenient dosing schedules, but they are expensive.’
    • ‘I like using denial as a strategy, as it is easy, convenient, effective, and applicable to almost every life situation.’
    • ‘It will pay a heavy price for that at the convenient and appropriate time.’
    suitable, appropriate, fitting, fit, suited, agreeable
    trouble-free, labour-saving
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    1. 1.1 Involving little trouble or effort.
      ‘the new car park will make shopping much more convenient’
      • ‘Many people start their business at home because it is an easy, convenient, and inexpensive option.’
      • ‘If you can offer a more convenient option to customers, that is valuable.’
      • ‘For a large section of the skiing public they were a fuss-free, convenient option.’
      • ‘The trouble is that life itself lacks such convenient, atoning finality.’
      • ‘About the only thing high-street banks have in their favour is a convenient branch network.’
      • ‘Supposedly, having more than one group makes things more convenient if you're in trouble.’
      • ‘Fluid mixtures and elixirs have been used for centuries, and provided a convenient method by which a measured dose could be administered to a patient.’
      • ‘It is not justified where detention would merely be convenient or advantageous.’
      • ‘Eaten in moderation, pasta is a fast, simple, convenient and nutritious meal option.’
      • ‘It is the most convenient way to move around Shanghai for team activities and for families.’
      • ‘It was just the most convenient option for broke teenagers such as ourselves.’
      • ‘Direct physical access to the power switch is convenient for this purpose.’
      • ‘It offered prepared meals and food of high quality that required little effort in preparation to a customer base that sought convenient good food.’
      • ‘A more convenient but less effective option is to use a liquid extract.’
      • ‘For family groups using the same computer, this will be a very convenient option for a quick email check - no need to log out, just switch users.’
      • ‘The card is being marketed as a more convenient option for the customer, compared to carrying cash or traveller's cheques.’
      • ‘The convenient option of escaping could only be accomplished one way, and that was through death.’
      • ‘The idea is to make it easier and more convenient for companies to access training on their own doorstep.’
      • ‘The tiltable steering column gives you easy and convenient access to the seat.’
      • ‘Banks are very much the convenient option, but are not necessarily the cheapest.’
    2. 1.2convenient for Situated so as to allow easy access to.
      ‘the site would have to be convenient for London’
      • ‘We are pleased to offer to the market this terraced house, convenient for access to all local amenities and transport links.’
      • ‘The property is also convenient for a number of local schools.’
      • ‘London Gatwick Airport is convenient for The English Language Centre in Brighton.’
      within easy reach of, near, near to, close to, well placed for, well situated for, handy for, just around the corner from, within walking distance of, at close quarters to, not far from
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    3. 1.3 Helpfully placed or occurring.
      ‘guests were relaxing beneath a convenient palm tree’
      • ‘It was very convenient, the trouble they had come across bringing about this solution.’
      • ‘These measures provide a convenient list of factors to consider when simplifying individual tasks or multitask processes.’
      • ‘Yet a closer look at his record suggests that he is just a convenient scapegoat for a lot of people's stereotypes.’
      • ‘Nonetheless, Santa is one of those convenient lies everyone benefits from and, therefore, upholds.’
      • ‘It is also true that the government's foreign adventures provide a convenient distraction from its domestic problems.’
      • ‘The feature of exporting text has the convenient inclusion of appropriate references by default.’
      • ‘It is somewhat troubling how convenient these security measures are in terms of keeping pesky reporters at bay.’
      • ‘The moving parties have not established that Nebraska is clearly a more appropriate and convenient forum than Ontario.’
      • ‘Also, it provides a convenient excuse to get rid of whistleblowers.’
      • ‘The doctors responsible for children's heart surgery in Bristol provided convenient scapegoats.’
      • ‘I had planned to stand in a convenient archway, watching the rain and working on the book in my head.’
      • ‘What the transition from pounds and pence to euros and cents does is to provide a convenient smokescreen for a hike in prices.’
      • ‘Most visitors opt to ski convenient routes near Lake McDonald outside West Glacier.’
      • ‘Water softeners provide a convenient environment for these bacteria to grow.’
      • ‘It could also provide a quick and convenient exit for a management team that might be losing their appetite for a fight.’
      • ‘This classification provided a convenient loophole for vehicle manufacturers.’
      • ‘From the advantage of a convenient tree you can watch your quarry and its behaviour.’
      • ‘In northern areas, a solid snowdrift would provide a convenient launchpad over such a fence for deer.’
      • ‘They need somebody to blame, other than themselves, and he provides a most convenient target.’
      • ‘The promissory note is a convenient tool, an additional guarantee to the bona fide commercial relationship.’
      favourable, advantageous, providential, auspicious, welcome, heaven-sent, beneficial, propitious, fortuitous, promising, encouraging, fruitful, opportune, happy, felicitous, profitable, gainful, rewarding, helpful, useful, valuable, timely, well timed, expedient
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘befitting, becoming, suitable’): from Latin convenient- ‘assembling, agreeing, fitting’, from the verb convenire (see convene).

Pronunciation

convenient

/kənˈviːnɪənt/