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Synonyms for competence
ˈkɒm pɪ tənscom·pe·tence

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  1. competencenoun

    nous, knack, savoir-faire, ability, aptitude, competency

    inability, ineptitude, incompetence

  2. competencenoun

    The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.

    competency, ability, knack, aptitude, savoir-faire, nous

    inability, ineptitude, incompetence

  3. competencenoun

    The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.

    aptitude, competency, savoir-faire, ability, knack, nous

    inability, incompetence, ineptitude

  4. competencenoun

    A sustainable income.

    aptitude, competency, knack, ability, nous, savoir-faire

    inability, incompetence, ineptitude

  5. competencenoun

    In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.

    nous, aptitude, knack, competency, ability, savoir-faire

    ineptitude, inability, incompetence

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  1. competence

    power, adequacy, sufficiency, wealth, ability

    incompetence, weakness, inability, insufficiency, want, poverty, impecuniosity, indigence

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  1. competence, competencynoun

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually


    incompetency, incompetence

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  1. fortenoun

    Submitted by Providence on July 15, 2023  

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  1. competencenoun

    ability, ableness, capableness, capacity, qualification, suitableness, fitness

  2. competencenoun

    sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough

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How to use competence in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.

  2. Rosalind Sussman Yalow:

    We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage, and determination to succeed.

  3. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr:

    We don't only look at competence, but we also give a lot of room to psychological capabilities.

  4. Laurence J. Peter:

    Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

  5. Elmar Degenhart:

    Software competence is mission critical for successful car companies but the industry lacks scale in this competence.

Translations for competence

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  • مهارةArabic
  • компетентност, способност, вещина, правомощие, меродавност, умениеBulgarian
  • competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • Können, Sachkunde, Zuständigkeit, Befähigung, Kompetenz, BefugnisGerman
  • competenciaSpanish
  • kompetenssiFinnish
  • compétenceFrench
  • competenzaItalian
  • āheingaMāori
  • competentie, bekwaamheid, bevoegdheidDutch
  • умение, способность, компетенция, компетентность, правомочиеRussian
  • 權限Chinese

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