-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.

conceivable (adjective), more conceivable, most conceivable
condemnable (adjective)
condensable, condensible
1. Capable of being condensed.
2. To reduce the volume or compass of.
3. To make more concise; abridge or shorten.
4. To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
5. To remove water from some liquid; for example, milk.
confirmable (adjective)
1. That which may be confirmed, established, or ratified.
2. Capable of being made more certain.
conformable (adjective)
confusable (adjective), more confusable, most confusable
Pertaining to something that is so similar as to be easily identified for another thing: "The dictionary contained potentially confusable senses of words."
confutable (adjective), more confutable, most confutable
Pertaining to that which can be proven to be wrong, a mistake, or an error: The defense attorney, Mrs. Anderson, provided the most confutable information in court with respect to her client's innocence of the charges made against him.
conjecturable (adjective)
conquerable (adjective), more conquerable, most conquerable
Descriptive of something that can be managed or brought under control: Simona's bad handwriting was a conquerable trait that she could change if she really wanted to.
considerable (adjective)
1. Large in amount, extent, or degree: "He was a writer of considerable influence."
2. Worthy of consideration; significant: "The economy was a considerable issue in the political campaign."
consolable (adjective), more consolable, most consolable
Relating to being less sad or not as disappointed: Adam was not a consolable person after he had wrecked his car, which then had to be towed to the junk yard.
constable (s) (noun), constables (pl)
1. A policeman: The constable of the town, and one of the lowest rank, proved to be of great value when he caught the culprit one evening.
2. A lawman; a peace officer: The constable, or patrolman, who was quite a calm fellow and helped to keep the town a pleasant place to live and free from strife, was well liked by all the citizens.
3. The governor of a royal castle: In the Middle Ages, a constable was an officer or keeper in a noble court or fortress and usually an army commander in a senior position.
constrainable (adjective), more constrainable, most constrainable
A reference to doing something which may be done in a calm way.
construable (adjective); more construable, most construable
1. Being able to make sense of, or to assign a meaning to something.
2. Having the ability to understand an action, an event, a remark, etc. in a special way: "Hank's construable behavior was obviously a result of being angry or of being very upset by the made by the local government."
consultable (adjective)
Relating to that which can, or can't, be provided with professional advice or services: The financial advisor decided that Jim's economic situation was so bad that there was no consultable solution.

As a student, Geraldine finally found a consultable dictionary that provided adequate definitions for the words that she was trying to find.