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"suitable" in British English

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suitableadjective

uk   /ˈsuː.tə.bl̩/ /ˈsjuː-/  us   /ˈsuː.t̬ə-/
B1 acceptable or ​right for someone or something: The ​film is not suitable forchildren. A ​conference was ​planned, but ​finding a suitable ​venueproveddifficult. Each ​room has ​books, ​toys, and ​games that are suitable to that ​particularagegroup. My ​mother doesn't like me to ​wearshortskirts to ​church - she doesn't ​think they're suitable.
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suitability
noun [U] uk   /ˌsuː.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ /ˌsjuː-/  us   /ˌsuː.t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
C1 There were ​doubts about his suitability for the ​job. the suitability of the ​site for ​development assessments of ​their suitability toadopt a ​child
suitably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
B2 a suitably ​qualifiedperson
(Definition of suitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suitable" in American English

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suitableadjective

 us   /ˈsu·t̬ə·bəl/
being ​right or ​correct for a ​particularsituation or ​person: The ​book is suitable as a ​text for a ​course in ​beginningchemistry. The ​movie may not be suitable for very ​youngchildren.
suitability
noun [U]  us   /ˌsu·t̬əˈbɪl··t̬i/
(Definition of suitable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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