Workable is used of something that can be put into effective operation: If the scheme is workable, how will you implement it? By the end of the winter, the might had ceased to be potential and had become actual. Who was it said that to every woman every man is a potential lover. And I know that every one will confess that it would be most praiseworthy in a prince to exhibit all the above qualities that are considered good; but because they can neither be entirely possessed nor observed, for human conditions do not permit it, it is necessary for him to be sufficiently prudent that he may know how to avoid the reproach of those vices which would lose him his state; and also to keep himself, if it be possible, from those which would not lose him it; but this not being possible, he may with less hesitation abandon himself to them. If she be not a mother, you will supplicate her to speak of her potential children. I'll come as fast as I possibly can; I can't possibly eat any more; Could you possibly lend me your pen? But since then it has had time and opportunity to become strong, bold, masculine, potential.
It is potential, not actual, and can only be appropriated by strenuous exertion. She loomed large, potential, courageous, a woman who held life in her hands. You have potential if you have a natural but undeveloped ability to do something and a building with potential will be really nice once it's fixed up. That which is is naturally able or likely to happen, other circumstances being equal: He offered a possible compromise. Rain tomorrow is possible, but I wouldn't bet on it.
It's possible that the train will be delayed; We'll come as soon as possible; I'll do everything possible; She did the only possible thing in the circumstances. Feasible refers to what can be accomplished, brought about, or carried out: Making cars by hand is possible but not economically feasible. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. When a situation has the potential for disaster, it could turn bad easily. Synonyms: possible , workable , practicable , feasible , viable These adjectives mean capable of occurring or being done. And if we imagine the earth to be raised--even though this remains impossible--then its place will either i remain vacant, that is, will be followed by vacuum, and vacuum is not possible, or ii be filled by another body, and if this were the case it would not be filled naturally but by force due to the non-existence of vacuum.
Capital punishment was reserved for traitors, actual and potential. Used with the superlative: You'll get the best possible care at this hospital. Feasible refers to what can be accomplished, brought about, or carried out: Making cars by hand is possible but not economically feasible. Aren't you perhaps exaggerating your potential influence on my life? A potential success is not yet a success but could be if circumstances are right. Workable is used of something that can be put into effective operation: If the scheme is workable, how will you implement it?. Origin of possibleMiddle English from Old French from Latin possibilis from posse to be able ; see poti- in Indo-European roots.
It's not just possible, it's probable. I've thought of a possible solution to the problem. These adjectives mean capable of occurring or being done. Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales. It's possible for anyone to learn to pay the bagpipes. From beneath it, the potential troglodyte, that lurks in us all, is ready enough to erupt. It recalls the days when Englishmen were potential lighters; that is, potential rebels.
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