(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)
A suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix -ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.
This list is only a small sample of the thousands of -able words that exist in English.
2. That which may be rewarded.
3. A reference to being fit or proper to be recompensed.
2. Worthy of reproof or censure.
2. Etymology: from Latin reputare, "reflect upon"; from re-, "repeatedly" + putare, "to reckon, to consider" + -able, "capable."
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2. Tolerable, fair in size or amount: Howard's grades at school were considered respectable but not sufficiently strong enough to earn him a scholarship.
They are all very successful in their respective fields of study.
Each of the respective lawyers was regarded as highly respectable in legal circles. Ernest figured that he would have to be very respectful when talking with them.
2. The ability to keep under control, or to keep in check.