Synonyms of 'eligible'
1 entitledDictionary, fit, qualified
You could be eligible for a university scholarship.
2 availableDictionary, free, single
Britain's most eligible bachelor
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If someone is fit to do something, they have the appropriate qualities or skills that will allow them to do it.
You're not fit to be a mother!
If something such as a table or seat is free, it is not being used or occupied by anyone, or is not reserved for anyone to use.
There's only one seat free on the train.
Someone who is qualified has passed the examinations that they need to pass in order to work in a particular profession.
Demand has far outstripped supply of qualified teachers.
Thesaurus for eligible from the Collins English Thesaurus
Someone who is eligible to do something is qualified or able to do it, for example because they are old enough.