French translation of 'eligible'
1. (= entitled) [person]
(to benefits, compensation) éligible
(for membership) éligible
to be eligible for sth [benefits, scholarship, compensation, tax relief] avoir droit à qch; [membership] être éligible à qch
to be eligible for a pension avoir droit à la retraite
to be eligible for parole [prisoner] pouvoir demander la liberté conditionnelle ⧫ avoir droit à la liberté conditionnelle
to be eligible to do sth avoir le droit de faire qch
Almost half the population are eligible to vote. Près de la moitié de la population remplit les critères pour voter.
2. (= marriageable)
an eligible bachelor un beau parti ⧫ un bon parti
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Example Sentences Including 'eligible'
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But some eligible people are not getting the money now.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You may be eligible for an enhanced annuity.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Your daughter may well be eligible for a grant.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And what a pair of eligible bachelors she has to choose from.The Sun (2012)
How many people would be eligible?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It's a school that has many pupils eligible for free school meals and a high number with special needs.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
People eligible for flu vaccination should have it each year.The Sun (2016)
You are an eligible man.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He was 58 when he first missed a major he was eligible to play.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He was eligible to play for two countries.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Around half of the 3,000 inhabitants are eligible to vote.The Sun (2012)
As American citizens they are eligible to vote but they have been overlooked by campaigns because they have tended not to turn out.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Few of them are eligible to vote in London.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Forms were then distributed to all islanders eligible to vote.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Four million young people are eligible to vote for the first time next Thursday.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He may live to be in his nineties and will then be eligible for parole.The Sun (2010)
He said the winter crisis in Britain's hospitals had deepened because home care providers are regularly unable to provide care for elderly people eligible for support.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He will be eligible for parole in six years and six months.The Sun (2006)
He will now be eligible for parole in eight years.The Sun (2016)
More than 600 unemployed people are eligible for the scheme in the three councils.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
So what does it take for a woman to snare the man who is widely considered to be the world's most eligible bachelor?The Sun (2014)
Those who are considered eligible may be successful in their application.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Under the changes unions will be unable to call a strike unless at least half of eligible members vote.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Your gifted son may be eligible for a scholarship rather than a bursary dependent on parental income.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
While you are on benefit you may be eligible for insulation grants through your local council.Life Without Work (1994)
But when a man walks out of a marriage, somehow he turns back to being something like an eligible bachelor.Mothers who Leave (1994)
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British English: eligible ADJECTIVE
Someone who is eligible to do something is qualified or able to do it.
Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today's election.
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Translation of eligible from the Collins English to French Dictionary