(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.

1. Admitting, or worthy, of remuneration.
2. That which may be rewarded.
3. A reference to being fit or proper to be recompensed.
renderable (adjective)
Capable of running and looking as intended: "The computer program was finally renderable."
repayable (adjective)
Subject to repayment: "Bank loans are usually repayable in regular installments."
1. Deserving of reproof.
2. Worthy of reproof or censure.
repugnable (adjective), more repugnable, most repugnable
Pertaining to being opposed, contended against, or resisted.
reputable (adjective)
1. A reference to something or someone that is trustworthy and honorable: Benjamin is known to be a reputable businessman as a dealer of cars.
2. Etymology: from Latin reputare, "reflect upon"; from re-, "repeatedly" + putare, "to reckon, to consider" + -able, "capable."
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respectable, respectful, respective
respectable (ri SPEK tuh buhl) (adjective)
1. Proper, typically in reference to one's manners or demeanor: Mark was a respectable young man and considered to be a good catch for the young ladies in the small town.
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.
respectful (ri SPEKT fuhl) (adjective)
Descriptive of appreciation or courteous regard for someone: Cleo's respectful questions to the movie star were appreciated and answered thoroughly.
respective (ri SPEK tiv) (adjective)
Belonging to or relating to each one of the people or things that have been mentioned: After the meeting, each person went to his or her respective homes."

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.

1. Capable of being restrained.
2. The ability to keep under control, or to keep in check.