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1       adj   Someone who is eligibleto do something is qualified or able to do it, for example because they are old enough.  
usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ for n, ADJ to-inf  
Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today's election..., You could be eligible for a university scholarship.     
  eligibility      n-uncount   oft N for n  
The rules covering eligibility for benefits changed in the 1980s.     
2       adj   An eligible man or woman is not yet married and is thought by many people to be a suitable partner.  
usu ADJ n  
He's the most eligible bachelor in Japan.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


acceptable, appropriate, desirable, fit, preferable, proper, qualified, suitable, suited, worthy  
   inappropriate, ineligible, unacceptable, unqualified, unsuitable, unsuited  

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