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capable

cap·a·ble

capable

 
 
pronunciation:
keI p bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the ability to perform as required; competent.
She is a highly capable teacher who accomplishes a great deal with her students.
synonyms:
able, competent, effectual, good, qualified
antonyms:
incapable, incompetent
similar words:
adept, apt, clever, effective, efficacious, ingenious, knowledgeable, on the ball, proficient, resourceful, skillful, smart
definition 2: having the mental or physical ability to accomplish a particular thing (usu. fol. by of).
She is capable of great success if she puts her mind to it.Two weeks after surgery, I was capable of standing by myself.
 
synonyms:
able
antonyms:
incapable
similar words:
susceptible
definition 3: having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of particular act (usu. fol. by of).
We couldn't believe he was capable of murder.She did not know she was capable of falling in love again.
similar words:
open, receptive, subject, susceptible
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derivation: capably (adv.)
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