Definition of 'possible'
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You have to try to make them as minimal as possible for maximum impact. Times, Sunday Times (2016)World opinion must now support the strongest possible action and intervention in this humanitarian crisis. The Sun (2016)Neither task seemed possible without loss of dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We spoke to the doctor a year ago and he said it is possible he may be infertile. The Sun (2016)We want the best possible arrangement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Where possible, use secure ski lockers or boot rooms in hotels and chalets. The Sun (2016)Less dramatic and more likely explanations are possible, too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Liberty are thinking of two possible appointments, splitting the commercial side from the sporting side. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What happened last season is something not possible, it's crazy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Unlike any other industry, with the possible exception of farming, mining was a way of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now it may be possible to do more. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are a number of possible explanations. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)The results suggest that it could be possible to use deep brain stimulation directly to boost memory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is possible to win something here. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They want to move along the line of evolution as quickly as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said that a lack of staff and possible industrial action by junior doctors were also worrying. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Make a list of some possible embarrassing situations people may not know how to handle. Christianity Today (2000)It seems possible that there has been a concerted conspiracy to damage the government. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why could a wedding be closer than you think possible? The Sun (2013)What do these possible changes mean for the next generation of lawyers? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may be possible to introduce a few office perks. Repetitive Strain Injury (1994)The only remaining possible explanation appears to be that seconds have gradually become shorter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Make the range as wide as possible and use your imagination. Healthy By Nature (1994)It is also possible this has something to do with her childhood. The Sun (2007)The council is funded by the taxpayer and the taxpayer wants the best possible value for money. The Sun (2011)Company sources said unofficial action was possible in the next few weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It seems possible that some combination of all three might be true. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)It is possible that this situation may have begun to change by the time the new president enters office. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No good outcomes appear possible for Greece or the eurozone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do you think it's possible? Times, Sunday Times (2015)He looks more plausible now as a possible Prime Minister than he has before. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's hard to find a bad number in the newest batch of economic data, with the possible exception of housing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'possible'
British English: possible /ˈpɒsɪbl/ ADJECTIVE
If it is possible to do something, it can be done.
If it is possible to find out where your brother is, we shall.
- American English: possible
- Arabic: مُـمْكِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: possível
- Chinese: 可能的
- Croatian: moguć
- Czech: možný
- Danish: mulig
- Dutch: mogelijk
- European Spanish: posible
- Finnish: mahdollinen
- French: possible
- German: möglich
- Greek: ενδεχόμενος
- Italian: possibile
- Japanese: 可能な
- Korean: 가능한
- Norwegian: mulig
- Polish: możliwy
- European Portuguese: possível
- Romanian: posibil
- Russian: возможный
- Spanish: posible
- Swedish: möjlig
- Thai: ซึ่งเป็นไปได้
- Turkish: olası
- Ukrainian: можливий
- Vietnamese: có thể
Definition of possible from the Collins English Dictionary
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