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Synonyms for capable
ˈkeɪ pə bəlca·pa·ble

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Wiktionary

  1. capableadjective

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  2. capableadjective

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  3. capableadjective

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capableadjective

    (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, 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"

    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. capableadjective

    (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)adjective

    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, capableadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. able

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021  
  2. efficacy

    able to do

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. capableadjective

    Synonyms:
    qualified, suited, fitted, adapted, susceptible

  2. capableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. capableadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    incapable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "capable":

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

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How to use capable in a sentence?

  1. Dalilah Muhammad:

    It was definitely just a matter of time. Definitely knew she was capable of it, i absolutely saw it coming.

  2. Mike McCarthy:

    He’s been moving with a lot of confidence for some time now, he’s really capable of doing everything that we’ve done the last few days. We’re just being cautious by keeping him out of the team periods. He’s put a ton of work into this. I’d say he’s ahead of schedule.

  3. Sren Aaby Kierkegaard:

    There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

  4. Andrew Gimson:

    I think he feels intellectually more capable. Here is a man with a knowledge of Latin and Greek who actually reads books for pleasure.

  5. Steve Jurczyk:

    With this LDSD technology we hope to land about five metric tonnes, that will enable more capable robotic missions.


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