From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuitablesuit‧a‧ble /ˈsuːtəbəl, ˈsjuː- $ ˈsuː-/ ●●● S3 W2 adjective SUITABLEhaving the right qualities for a particular person, purpose, or situation OPP unsuitable We are hoping to find a suitable school.suitable for somebody/something The house is not really suitable for a large family.suitable place/time etc to do something a suitable place to rear young childrensuitable to use/be shown etc These crayons are not suitable to use in very hot weather.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say that someone or something is the right person or thing for them, instead of using suitable:We think this is the right school for our child.COLLOCATIONSadverbsvery/highly suitable (also eminently suitable formal)This exercise is very suitable for back pain sufferers.particularly/especially suitableThe resort is particularly suitable for families.equally suitableI wanted a shoe that was equally suitable for both racing and training.perfectly suitable (=completely suitable)The programme is perfectly suitable for children of all ages. THESAURUSsuitable having the right qualities for a particular purpose or persona suitable place for a picnicThey don’t consider him a suitable husband for their daughter.right completely suitable in every wayIt’s a nice house, but it isn’t right for us.We’ll tell her when the time is right.appropriate suitable for a particular purpose. Appropriate is more formal than suitableShe filled out all the appropriate forms.It may not be an appropriate time to ask him about it.It’s not appropriate to wear a short skirt for an interview.the appropriate way to end a business letterproper the proper tool, piece of equipment, or way of doing something is the one that most people think is most suitableYou can’t change a wheel without the proper tools.the proper procedure for hiring staffsuited to something if someone is suited to something, he or she has the right qualities to do itHe’d be well suited to the job.
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suitableThe house would be suitable for a large family.As a result, it will be suitable for both longitudinal or transverse settings, and can sit low in a chassis.The property is centrally located and eminently suitable for our purposes.The treated organic phase is generally suitable for re-use as a fuel oil.It is not exacting with regard to temperature and is suitable for tropical as well as cold-water aquariums.Plants of this type are suitable for use in an aquarium.I still haven't found a suitable job.She has formed a fantasy that he will be what no one she now knows approaches-a suitable match for herself.You should find suitable non-sexist alternatives for them.You must wear something suitable - preferably black.The latter have a scope suitable to the question in hand.Applicants for the position must have suitable work experience.suitable for somebody/somethingThe show is not suitable for young children.