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definition 1: having the ability to perform as required; competent.
example: She is a highly capable teacher who accomplishes a great deal with her students.
definition 2: having the mental or physical ability to accomplish a particular thing (usually followed by “of”).
example: She is capable of great success if she puts her mind to it.
example: Two weeks after surgery, I was capable of standing by myself.
definition 3: having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of a particular act (usually followed by “of”).
example: We couldn’t believe he was capable of murder.
example: She did not know she was capable of falling in love again.
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