compatible

A word that comes up a lot in discussions of both food and people pairings, compatible speaks to a person or thing’s ability to exist agreeably with something or someone else.

Use the word compatible to describe two things that work well together, like your Wii and your big screen TV, or peanut butter and jelly. You may have heard that opposites attract, but initial attraction doesn’t necessarily mean that opposites will be compatible in the long-term. Advised Russian novelist and philosopher Leo Tolstoy, “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”

Definitions of compatible
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adj able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination

“a compatible married couple”
“her deeds were compatible with her ideology”
Synonyms:
congenial
(used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
congruous
suitable or appropriate together
harmonious
existing together in harmony
congenial
suitable to your needs
harmonious
musically pleasing
matched
going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities
Antonyms:
incompatible
not compatible
antagonistic
incapable of harmonious association
clashing
sharply and harshly discordant
contradictory, mutually exclusive
unable to be both true at the same time
uncongenial
used of plant stock or scions; incapable of being grafted
incompatible, uncongenial
not suitable to your tastes or needs
inharmonious, unharmonious
not in harmony
mismatched
either not matched or unsuitably matched
different
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
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adj capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

Antonyms:
incompatible
incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

adj capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction

Synonyms:
miscible, mixable
(chemistry, physics) capable of being mixed

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