probable - definition and synonyms


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  1. likely to happen or be true

    That is not only possible, it is probable.

    This is the probable site of an ancient Roman temple.

    highly/very probable:

    By 1938, war seemed highly probable.

    it is probable that:

    It seems probable that sea levels will continue to rise.

    probable cause/consequence/explanation/outcome:

    The report outlines the probable causes of the accident.