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  Definition of capable
  1. having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn''t up to the standard I require"
  2. (usually followed by `of'') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
  3. (followed by `of'') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"
  4. have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
  5. possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
Similar Words: adequate to(p), equal to(p), up to(p), able, open, subject

 

See Also: competent

 

Attributes: capability, capableness, potentiality

 

 
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