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Synonyms for capable
ˈkeɪ pə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capable(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

    "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"

    Synonyms:
    equal to(p), up to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able

    Antonyms:
    unable(p), inadequate, incompetent, unequal, insusceptible, incapable, unsusceptible

  2. capable, open, subject(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    overt, unfastened, receptive, heart-to-heart, undefendable, open(a), undefended, subject, exposed, dependent, clear, open, candid, undecided, up to(p), loose, assailable, unresolved, equal to(p), undetermined, able, adequate to(p), opened

    Antonyms:
    unsusceptible, incapable, insusceptible, unequal, unable(p), inadequate, incompetent

  3. capable(adj)

    (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for

    "no one believed her capable of murder"

    Synonyms:
    equal to(p), up to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, unsusceptible, incapable, insusceptible, unable(p), inadequate, unequal

  4. adequate to(p), capable, equal to(p), up to(p)(adj)

    having the requisite qualities for

    "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, unable(p), insusceptible, unsusceptible, inadequate, unequal, incapable

  5. able, capable(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    equal to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able-bodied, able, up to(p)

    Antonyms:
    unable(p), incapable, insusceptible, unsusceptible, unequal, inadequate, incompetent

Wiktionary

  1. capable(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  2. capable(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  3. capable(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    incapable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capable

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    Synonyms:
    able, adapted, adequate, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable

    Antonyms:
    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Preposition:
    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Editors Contribution

  1. efficacy

    able to do

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. capable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    qualified, suited, fitted, adapted, susceptible

  2. capable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    able, competent, intelligent, clever, skilful, efficient, ingenious, sagacious, gifted, accomplished

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. capable(a)

    Synonyms:
    able, qualified, susceptible, competent, efficient, proficient

    Antonyms:
    incapable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    able, competent, ability, likely, capacity, incapable, unable

How to pronounce capable?

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How to use capable in a sentence?

  1. Jared Kushner:

    We're not going to chase the Palestinians...the Palestinian leadership, you can't really treat them like they're a serious government, or capable or competent dealmakers, they'll do what they've always done, which is screw everything up.

  2. Mahmoud Abbas:

    I believe that we are capable under your leadership and under your courageous stewardship and your wisdom as well as your great negotiating ability ... I believe we can be partners -- true partners to you -- to bring about a historic peace treaty, now, Mr. President, with you we have hope.

  3. The FDIC:

    Each plan has shortcomings or deficiencies, no firm yet shows itself capable of being resolved in an orderly fashion through bankruptcy. Thus, the goal to end too big to fail and protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts remains just that: only a goal.

  4. Xavier Bertrand:

    Only the army is capable of restoring security to Calais, we don't want a tragedy in Calais, but that is exactly what is going to happen if there is not a stronger reaction.

  5. John McCain:

    A North Korean missile with a nuclear payload capable of striking an American city is no longer a distant hypothetical, but an imminent danger -- one that poses a real and rising risk of conflict.


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