HyperDic: liable

English > 4 senses of the word liable:
ADJECTIVEallliable, aptat risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
allliablesubject to legal action
allliable, nonimmune, nonresistant, unresistant(often followed by 'to') likely to be affected with
allliableheld legally responsible
liable > pronunciation
Soundslay'ahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > liable: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAt risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant.
Example "she is liable to forget"
Synonymapt
BroaderlikelyHas a good chance of being the case or of coming about
Spanishpropenso
Catalanpropens
Nounsliabilitythe quality of being something that holds you back
English > liable: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsubject to legal action.
Example"liable to criminal charges"
Broadernonexempt(of persons) not exempt from an obligation or liability
English > liable: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(often followed by 'to') likely to be affected with.
Example"liable to diabetes"
Synonymsnonimmune, nonresistant, unresistant
Broadersusceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
Spanishpropenso, sensible
English > liable: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningheld legally responsible.
Example"men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service"
Broaderresponsibleworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust
Spanishsujeto
Catalansubjecte
Nounsliabilitythe state of being legally obliged and responsible

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