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Synonyms for capable
ˈkeɪ pə bəlca·pa·ble
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
able, adapted, adequate, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable
disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless
Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.
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(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
"capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
equal to(p), up to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able
unable(p), inadequate, incompetent, unequal, insusceptible, incapable, unsusceptible
capable, open, subjectadjective
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"
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
unsusceptible, incapable, insusceptible, unequal, unable(p), inadequate, incompetent
(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
"no one believed her capable of murder"
equal to(p), up to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able
incompetent, unsusceptible, incapable, insusceptible, unable(p), inadequate, unequal
adequate to(p), capable, equal to(p), up to(p)adjective
having the requisite qualities for
"equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
incompetent, unable(p), insusceptible, unsusceptible, inadequate, unequal, incapable
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"
equal to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able-bodied, able, up to(p)
unable(p), incapable, insusceptible, unsusceptible, unequal, inadequate, incompetent
Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes
ableSubmitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021
able to doSubmitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
qualified, suited, fitted, adapted, susceptible
able, competent, intelligent, clever, skilful, efficient, ingenious, sagacious, gifted, accomplished
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
able, qualified, susceptible, competent, efficient, proficient
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How to use capable in a sentence?
I really do believe that, temperamentally, The President is thinking more in terms of years and decades than The President predecessor was ever even remotely capable of doing, it's fascinating that we have a 78-year-old American President who thought Jon Meacham political career was done.
It's so stressful now because every match I play, I'm kind of expecting to play so good, such a clean performance is not realistic in a sport like this where you're playing day in, day out. I probably have to lower the expectation of playing like it's a Wimbledon final every time. There are so many capable players who can play.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:
The UK Government recognized it would take time for the ANDSF to develop into a fully-fledged fighting force capable of providing complete security for the people of Afghanistan, we have now concluded that we should maintain the scale of the UK's current military mission in the country in 2016, to help build a secure and stable Afghanistan. The scope and role of the UK mission are unchanged.
I think we can get her in the race, i think we are capable of it, because this has grown so much since I have gotten involved.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
The world is watching us, as a rich continent, I am firmly convinced Europe is capable of solving the problems.
Translations for capable
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- capaçCatalan, Valencian
- kykenevä, kyvykäsFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kapasitede, kapasiteliTurkish
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