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Synonyms for competence
ˈkɒm pɪ tənscom·pe·tence

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  1. competencenoun

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

    ineptitude, inability, 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.

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

    ineptitude, incompetence, inability

  4. competencenoun

    A sustainable income.

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

    ineptitude, incompetence, inability

  5. competencenoun

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

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

    ineptitude, inability, incompetence

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. competence

    power, adequacy, sufficiency, wealth, ability

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competencynoun

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually


    incompetency, incompetence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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. Dieter Schwarz in 2004:

    These freedoms that I currently enjoy will no longer exist to this degree. I am beyond my sell-by date as concerns the extent of my powers and areas of competence.

  2. Kimberly Guilfoyle:

    I know personally that the President is doing everything he possibly can for all American families and to usher along a vaccine while balancing the safe reopening of America, and I have the greatest belief and faith in our President and his competence and his skill set to be able to usher us through this difficult time.

  3. Elmar Degenhart:

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

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    They're afraid of the truth. They're afraid of competence, i'm so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff.

  5. Geir Brudeli:

    I see this as an incredible honor that Yamaha has decided to acquire this technology that we started to develop here in Norway, knowing the competence, knowledge, and passion of Yamaha it will be exciting to see their future products.

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Translations for competence

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  • مهارةArabic
  • правомощие, вещина, способност, меродавност, компетентност, умениеBulgarian
  • competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • Befugnis, Kompetenz, Befähigung, Sachkunde, Zuständigkeit, KönnenGerman
  • competenciaSpanish
  • kompetenssiFinnish
  • compétenceFrench
  • competenzaItalian
  • āheingaMāori
  • competentie, bevoegdheid, bekwaamheidDutch
  • правомочие, компетентность, компетенция, умение, способностьRussian
  • 權限Chinese

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