desirable collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈzaɪrəb(ə)l/

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something that is desirable has qualities that make you want it


Adverbs frequently used with desirable
very: eminently, extremely, highly, veryFor the urban poor, anything that lowers the price of basic foods is highly desirable.clearly: clearly, obviouslyMobility of researchers and students is clearly desirable.in a particular way: educationally, environmentally, morally, sociallyAlthough travelling by bus, cycle or foot is environmentally desirable, many people must use a car.
Nouns frequently used with desirable
characteristic: attribute, characteristic, feature, quality, traitWhen wireless networks started out, high security was a long way down the list of desirable attributes.result: outcome, resultThese kinds of learning are desirable outcomes of any educational process.ability: ability, skillProject management skills are hugely desirable for managers at all levels of an organization.
Verbs frequently used with desirable
be, become, consider something, deem something, seem, think somethingFor some people the virtual world becomes more desirable than the real world.It was not considered desirable to inform the public at this stage.
 
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