(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
"capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
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"
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
(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
"no one believed her capable of murder"
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"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.
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How to use capable in a sentence?
And a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable.
In order to consolidate my efforts and seize this moment, I am stepping aside as President of TrackTown USA and as Chair of the Oregon21 Local Organizing Committee, with the day-to-day operational structure of TrackTown USA and the delivery of Oregon21 in capable hands, the timing for me to transition my focus to the future of track and field could not be better.
Mike was a very capable and experienced captain, he would have weighed all of the factors -- the weather, the condition of the ship.
Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.
With this LDSD technology we hope to land about five metric tonnes, that will enable more capable robotic missions.
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- capaçCatalan, Valencian
- kykenevä, kyvykäsFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kapasiteli, kapasitedeTurkish
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