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.
, more ascertainable, most ascertainable
1. Capable of being discovered through examination or experimentation.
2. A reference to something that can be found out definitely, learned with assurance, and determined.
Capable of being ascribed or a reference to a supposed cause, source, or author.
, more assailable, most assailable
Pertaining to something that cannot be defended or which is incapable of being defended: No matter how much the military tried to set up a proper defense, their assailable positions could not protect them from attacks by their enemies.
, more assessable, most assessable
Capable of being considered carefully or determined: The costs for repairing the damage done by the hurricane to Jim's house was only assessable after the insurance company had been on the site to examine it.
, more assignable, most assignable
, more assimilable, most assimilable
1. Capable of becoming alike, or similar in viewpoints or understanding.
2. A reference to being absorbable and incorporated into body tissues.
, more attainable, most attainable
, more attestable, most attestable
1. A reference to that which can be authenticated, affirmed to be true, genuine, or correct, in an official capacity.
2. Relating to anything that can establish or verify the usage of something: This entry word was not attestable until about 1500 A.D.
3. Pertaining to the possibility of providing evidence for; standing as proof of; showing by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes: The blemishes on Mary's skin were attestable to poison ivy.
A description of something that can indicate or explain the cause of or the reason for that which has taken place: It is obvious that the attributable
success of the writer's latest publication is a result of not only her talent but also of her hard work and determination.
Glenda's avoidance of socializing with other people is probably an attributable factor resulting from her lack of self confidence.
, more available, most available
1. Pertaining to something that is easy or possible to get or to use: "Bert always makes sure that there are available supplies for his family; especially, during the winter."
2. Descriptive of something or someone being present or ready for use: "The welfare organization indicated that it had a list of available workers who could work to complete the project for the homeless people in the city."
, more avoidable, most avoidable
1. Referring to staying away from someone or something: Sam was trying to find an avoidable
way to stay away from the heavy traffic while he was driving to work.
2. Characterized by preventing the occurrence of something bad, unpleasant, etc.: Erin thought there must be an avoidable
process to complete the project without so much confusion.
Brent was told that the financial investment would be an avoidable risk.
, more avouchable, mostavouchable
Conveying that which is capable of being verified: Tom's check for $50 was avouchable because his bank account was covered so Edward could cash it without any problem.
, more avowable, most avowable
Relating to something that is openly expressed and free from doubt: Mark's avowable statements clarified his political position at the conference.