-able

(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.

adorable (adjective)
1. Charming, lovable, and usually very attractive.
2. Etymology: from French adorer, "to adore, to worship"; from Latin adorare, "to speak to, to entreat, to ask in prayer, to worship"; from ad-, "to" and orare, "to speak, to pray".
adsorb, adsorbable, adsorbability
To take up and to hold another substance on the surface in order to carry on the process of adsorption.
advisable (adjective), more advisable, most advisable
A reference to that which is proper or recommended to be done: Mindy's doctor told her it was advisable for her to lose weight as soon as possible.
affable (adjective), more affable, most affable
Descriptive of someone who shows warmth and friendliness with other people: As a supervisor, Mike Black was always affable with his subordinates in that he was always civil and courteous when he had conversations with them.
Gentle and easy to talk with, friendly.
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Courteously pleasant and sociable.
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Relating to being very friendly.
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affirmable (uh FUHRM uh buhl) (adjective), more affirmable, most affirmable
That which can be agreed to, verified, or concurred with; to answer positively: Harry's affirmable sister, Henrietta, was willing to help him clean up his apartment after the party.
agglutinable (adjective)
Capable of agglutilnation or the process of union in the healing of a wound.
aggrandizable (adjective), more aggrandizable, most aggrandizable
Pertaining to something which can be made great or wonderful: The speaker made remarks about the aggrandizable potential of the new apartment building, referring especially to the architectural style.
agitable (adjective), more agitable, most agitable
A reference to being easily up set or emotionally disturbed.
agreeable (adjective), more agreeable, most agreeable
1. Pertaining to be pleasing to the mind or senses: Jim, Jill, Gertrude, and George all spent an agreeable evening together.
2. Conveying a willingness or a readiness to do or to allow something to happen: Guy's wife was agreeable to the idea of going on vacation for the next two weeks.
3. Descriptive of that which can be accepted: Mary asked Jack if the schedule for our meal agreeable with you?
alienable (adjective), more alienable, most alienable
1. Relating to something that is transferable to another owner.
2. Conveying a capability of being relocated by a legal process to another person.
allowable (adjective)
alterable (adjective), more alterable, most alterable
A reference to something that can be changed or adjusted.
ameliorable (noun)
Able to be made or to become better: "Abigail was given medication by her doctor that should make her painful condition much more ameliorable."

"Michael had ameliorable scores on his test which proved to be more satisfactory and improved his chances of getting a scholarship."

amendable (adjective), more amendable, most amendable
A reference to being corrected, improved, or repaired.
amerceable (adjective), more amerceable, most amerceable
Liable to be punished or penalized: Jack knew that he would be amerceable if he traveled by train to visit his sister without buying a train ticket first.