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    capable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word capable

    (adj) (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    Example Sentence
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
    (adj) possibly accepting or permitting
    Synonyms : open , subject
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
    Example Sentence
    • no one believed her capable of murder
    (adj) having the requisite qualities for
    Synonyms : adequate to , equal to , up to
    Example Sentence
    • equal to the task
    • the work isn't up to the standard I require
    (adj) have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    Synonyms : able
    Example Sentence
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
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