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eligible

División en sílabas: el·i·gi·ble
Pronunciación: /ˈeləjəb(ə)l
 
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Definición de eligible en inglés:

adjetivo

1Having the right to do or obtain something; satisfying the appropriate conditions: customers who are eligible for discounts [with infinitive]: a foreign student is eligible to attend the school
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This is subject to winners being eligible for race competition licences.
  • There are two conditions that must be met in order to be eligible for these new measures.
  • Four or five cardinals who are eligible for the candidacy of pope could openly campaign.
Sinónimos
entitled, permitted, allowed, qualified, able
1.1(Of a person) desirable or suitable as a partner in marriage: the world’s most eligible bachelor
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We have plenty of eligible bachelors in these parts and quite a few eligible ladies too!
  • Prince William managed to stand one of the world's most eligible women up last week when he got tied up foxhunting.
  • Last month this magazine presented a list of Scotland's 100 most eligible women and men.
Sinónimos
desirable, suitable;
available, single, unmarried, unattached, unwed

Origen

late Middle English: via French from late Latin eligibilis, from Latin eligere 'choose, select' (see elect).

More
  • elegant from (Late Middle English):

    These days, someone elegant will generally be well dressed, but the basic idea behind the word is of being discerning and making careful choices. It comes from Old French élégant or Latin elegans, from eligere ‘to choose or select’, which was the origin of elect (Late Middle English), eligible (Late Middle English), and elite (late 18th century).

Derivados

eligibly

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adverbio

Words that rhyme with eligible

intelligible

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