Synonyms for liable

Synonyms for (adjective) liable

Synonyms: liable, apt

Definition: at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

Usage: he is apt to lose; she is liable to forget

Similar words: likely

Definition: has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

Usage: these services are likely to be available to us all before long; she is likely to forget; a likely place for a restaurant; the broken limb is likely to fall; rain is likely; a likely topic for investigation; likely candidates for the job


Synonyms: liable

Definition: held legally responsible

Usage: men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service

Similar words: responsible

Definition: worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

Usage: a responsible adult; responsible journalism; a responsible position; the captain is responsible for the ship's safety; the cabinet is responsible to the parliament


Synonyms: nonimmune, nonresistant, unresistant, liable

Definition: (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with

Usage: liable to diabetes

Similar words: susceptible

Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof


Synonyms: liable

Definition: subject to legal action

Usage: liable to criminal charges

Similar words: nonexempt

Definition: (of persons) not exempt from an obligation or liability