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Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation:‘these toys are not suitable for children under five’
appropriate, fitting, fit, fitted, acceptable, apt, rightappropriate to, suited to, befitting, congruous with, in keeping with, in character with, tailor-made, custom-madeacceptable, satisfactory, fit, worthy, fittingproper, seemly, decent, apt, appropriate, fitting, befitting, becoming, right, correct, due, worthy, decorouswell qualified, well suited, competent, capable, ableView synonyms
- ‘Just because something is already there does not make it suitable for the purpose.’
- ‘Their task is to make it suitable for children and comply with Ofsted regulations.’
- ‘It has been agreed that a bed and breakfast would not be suitable in this case.’
- ‘A suitable donor has been found and will be called in if the operation goes ahead.’
- ‘This road has never been suitable for speed, nor has there ever been a major accident of any kind.’
- ‘It immediately relieves dry skin, is unperfumed and is suitable for all types of skin.’
- ‘Finding good sites in suitable locations at realistic prices is a further problem.’
- ‘The big supermarkets could do more to suggest suitable wine and food partnerships.’
- ‘About a year ago we started to hunt around for shows which were suitable for children and adults.’
- ‘I'm not a fan so I don't know if this will outrage fans or be suitable homage to the series.’
- ‘If it is is not suitable for other uses it will be put on the open market for public auction.’
- ‘It will have to be taped though I am not sure how suitable it is for a five-year-old.’
- ‘The site is said to be suitable as an industrial distribution warehouse or service yard.’
- ‘From this she can assess which skin areas to focus on and also whether the treatment is suitable.’
- ‘The job has been advertised but so far it has not produced a suitable candidate.’
- ‘It may be possible to predict which troops are, and are not, suitable for deployment.’
- ‘After all, what's more suitable than a nice pair of trainers to help you keep on running?’
- ‘A doctor also advised that the bed was neither necessary nor suitable for the couple.’
- ‘Lots of fish are suitable, including salmon and trout, but my favourite is sea bass.’
- ‘Entries can only be returned if a suitable stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.’
Late 16th century: from the verb suit, on the pattern of agreeable.
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