Definition of 'compatible'
Video: pronunciation of 'compatible'
Example sentences containing 'compatible'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Modern life is not compatible with gardening. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Joining a group is about finding a group of people with whom we feel compatible. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)Are my working hours compatible with my current family situation? Christianity Today (2000)Is it possible to return the redundant appliances and swap them for compatible ones? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The astrologers pronounced them compatible and they seemed to get on well together. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Are blasphemy laws compatible with free speech? Times, Sunday Times (2007)In what ways is her chosen life compatible with her disease? Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)It will also need to be compatible with the radio frequency used in the country you are visiting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is needed also to make sure that the planning of one group is compatible with the planning of the others. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Although machines are made by different manufacturers compatible ones will work with the same software and data interface connections as each other. Computers Basic Facts (1983)Many find their religion compatible with Western society. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We exist because in this universe the laws just happen to be compatible with life and the right molecules bumped into each other at the right time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The charity's trustees have not been consulted and it is far from clear whether such sweeping powers are compatible with charity law. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We know you've changed, but that only ought to make us more compatible. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would be hard in this sport to find three more compatible champions, who have been so willing to engage with all parts of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Once in work, you could find that your employer will recognize your abilities and different, more compatible work could come your way. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)It does not seem compatible, as I think his record clearly shows. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's quite surprising to find any couple compatible in the complex area of socialising; most of us accept that successful relationships thrive on difference. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She has a lot more time for me than my partner and when we're together I feel we are compatible. The Sun (2011)
Trends of 'compatible'
Very Common. compatible is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'compatible'
British English: compatible /kəmˈpætəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If things, systems, or ideas are compatible, they work well together or can exist together successfully.
His story is fully compatible with the facts.
- American English: compatible
- Arabic: مُتَوَافِق
- Brazilian Portuguese: compatível
- Chinese: 兼容的
- Croatian: kompatibilan
- Czech: kompatibilní
- Danish: forenelig
- Dutch: compatibel
- European Spanish: compatible
- Finnish: yhteensopiva
- French: compatible
- German: kompatibel
- Greek: συμβατός
- Italian: compatibile
- Japanese: 両立できる
- Korean: 호환성 있는
- Norwegian: kompatibel
- Polish: zgodny
- European Portuguese: compatível
- Romanian: compatibil
- Russian: совместимый
- Latin American Spanish: compatible
- Swedish: kompatibel
- Thai: ที่อยู่ร่วมกันได้
- Turkish: uyumlu
- Ukrainian: сумісний
- Vietnamese: tương thích
Definition of compatible from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.