Synonyms for competent
ˈkɒm pɪ təntcom·pe·tent
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
"a competent typist"
adequate for the purpose
"a competent performance"
legally qualified or sufficient
"a competent court"; "competent testimony"
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Get rid of imagined guilt. You did the best you could at the time, all things considered. If you made mistakes, learn to accept that we are all imperfect. Only hindsight is 20-20. If you are convinced that you have real guilt, consider professional or spiritual counseling (with a competent and trustworthy counselor). If you believe in God a pastor can help you believe also in God's forgiveness.
New York City's not about an individual, new York City's not about Secretary Secretary David Shulkin or anyone else, New York City's about having competent service, competent leadership. I don't care if Secretary Shulkin or anyone else are a Republican or a Democrat.
Clearly drugs are a very important aspect of the Taliban's profits, but just like with many other insurgent groups, there is often way too much... mystique afforded to the drug economies. What competent, even moderately competent insurgents and, frankly, criminal groups do, is to simply tax anything in the area, where they have enough influence to be able to enforce the collection of informal taxation.
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
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- способен, компетентен, вещ, меродавенBulgarian
- competentes, competenteSpanish
- toimivaltainen, taitava, etevä, osaava, päteväFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kaha, toa, matatauMāori
- capabel, competent, bekwaam, bevoegdDutch
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