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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