An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feasible)
a. posible
It is possible to win the match.Es posible ganar el partido.
It's not possible to cook as well as she can.No es posible cocinar tan bien como ella.
2. (conceivable)
a. posible
There is no possible reason for his resignation.No hay motivo posible para su dimisión.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. posible
to make something possiblehacer posible algo
if possiblesi es posible
it is possible that he will comees posible que venga
as much as possiblecuanto sea posible
I want you to try, as much as possible, to behavequiero que, en la medida de lo posible, intentes portarte bien
as soon as possiblecuanto antes
whenever/wherever possiblecuando/donde sea posible
anything's possibletodo es posible
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possible [ˈpɒsəbl]
1 (feasible) posible
she scored seven points out of a possible nine obtuvo siete puntos de los nueve posibles
how can they have gone? - /it's not possible!/ they are doing everything possible to reassure me everything is possible if we want it enough he had tried every way possible to contact her live as you like, leave home if you want - that was never possible when I was young it wouldn't have been possible without your help we expressed in the clearest possible way our disappointment, hurt and anger it is possible (for sb) [to] do sth it is not possible to do more
will it be possible for me to leave early? ¿hay algún inconveniente en que me vaya antes de la hora?
it will be possible for you to return the same day if it is possible to find out where you brother is, we shall it was done with [all] possible speed
as ... as possible
try to make the lesson as interesting as possible trata de que la lección sea lo más interesante posible
as [far] as possible stick to the guidelines as far as possible he sat down as far away from her as possible as [much] as possible he did as much as possible she decided to learn as much as possible about China
you must practise as much as possible debes practicar todo lo que puedas or todo lo posible
as [often] as possible eat fresh vegetables as often as possible "how often do you go?" - "as often as possible" as [quickly] as possible I need the work done as quickly as possible please get here as quickly as possible
as soon as possible cuanto antes; lo antes posible
please make your decision as soon as possible you must see a doctor as soon as possible the [best] possible
we provide the best possible accommodation for our students nuestros estudiantes disponen del mejor de los alojamientos
you must present your work in the [best] possible light he is doing the best job possible I think we got the best possible price for the house this gives the patient the best possible chance for survival
if (at all) possible si es posible; a ser posible
I need to see you, right away if possible a peaceful solution should be sought if at all possible it is wise to get insurance cover for this kind of care, if at all possible he wanted to bring hundreds of people, thousands if possible, to City Hall "when do you want to go?" - "this weekend, if possible" please give a daytime telephone number, if possible they were determined to remain owners if at all possible
to make sth possible
improvements made possible by new technology mejoras (f) que la nueva tecnología ha hecho posible; he made it possible for me to go to Spain gracias a él pude ir a España; the new legislation would make it possible for alcohol to be sold on Sundays la nueva legislación posibilitaría la venta de alcohol los domingos
it's been a beautiful evening and you have made it all possible
I meant it in the nicest possible way lo dije con la mejor de las intenciones
we will help whenever possible ayudaremos siempre y cuando sea posible; ayudaremos siempre que podamos
she tried to avoid him whenever possible whenever possible, loads were parachuted in he visits her whenever possible
where possiblewherever possible donde sea posible
fatty foods should be avoided wherever possible they wished, where possible, to avoid new conflicts where possible, retain copies of all correspondence we traded with the British wherever possible the [worst] possible
they have joined the job market at the worst possible time se han incorporado al mercado de trabajo en el peor momento posible or en el peor de los momentos
that was the worst possible thing you could have said they lost control over events, the worst possible position for any prime minister to be in
2 (likely) posible
a possible candidate un posible candidato
his staff warned him of the possible consequences he is thought of as a possible successor to the president Bradley has been considered a possible presidential contender himself there are fears of a possible military confrontation her family is discussing a possible move to America Department officials have warned of possible terrorist attacks
3 (conceivable) posible
that's one possible answer
what possible motive could she have? ¿qué motivo puede tener?; there is no possible excuse for his behaviour su comportamiento no tiene excusa que valga
what possible interest can you have in it? one possible solution is to take legal action it is a possible solution to the problem Mr. Bush will meet with his advisers to discuss possible action it is possible ([that]) ...
it is possible that he'll come es posible que venga; puede (ser) que venga
it's just possible he may still be there existe una pequeña posibilidad de que siga allí
it's quite possible they will lose the election it is just possible (that) ... it is possible that he said these things it is possible that there's an explanation for all this
1 (suitable person) (for job) candidatoacandidata (m) (f);a candidata
he's a possible for Saturday's match es posible que juegue en el partido del sábado
he's a possible for the team he had been on the Nobel committee's list of possibles almost as long as Graham Greene a list of possibles for the job Possibles versus Probables Kennedy was tipped as a presidential possible he had been on the Nobel Prize committee's list of possibles he sounds like a possible there were ten possibles in all
the possible lo posible
politics is the art of the possible one must function within the limits of the possible we knew precisely the limits of the possible there is less risk in being discredited when attempting the impossible than when attempting the possible he is a democrat with the skill, nerve, and ingenuity to push the limits of the possible
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