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Synonyms for capable
ˈkeɪ pə bəlca·pa·ble

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. capableadjective

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  2. capableadjective

    Antonyms:
    incapable

  3. capableadjective

    Antonyms:
    incapable

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. able

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021  
  2. efficacy

    able to do

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. capableadjective

    Synonyms:
    qualified, suited, fitted, adapted, susceptible

  2. capableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. capableadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    incapable

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Mo Farah:

    Through my years on the track I was learning and improving step by step and it's the same in the marathon, that's what it will take for me to medal in Tokyo. If I can do two marathons a year and learn from them, if everything goes well, if you're strong and you learn, I think I'm of capable of 2:04 or 2:03 in the right race.

  2. Joe Cirincione:

    Because it is, in fact, hydrogen, they could claim it is a hydrogen bomb, but it is not a true fusion bomb capable of the massive multi-megaton yields these bombs produce.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    People growing up today must know what people were capable of in the past, and we must work proactively to ensure that it is never repeated.

  4. Reese Witherspoon:

    I was just thrilled to get the call because I feel like I've heard so much about this event and it is an extraordinary night to celebrate women and all they've accomplished in their different industries, ... Women are infinitely capable of doing amazing things.

  5. Tim Hardaway:

    We can't rest, we know what they're capable of.


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