Definition of capable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    capable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1  having the ability or qualities necessary for doing something capable of something You are capable of better work than this. capable of doing something He's quite capable of lying to get out of trouble. I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you.
  2. 2  having the ability to do things well synonym skilled, competent She's a very capable teacher. I'll leave the organization in your capable hands.
  3. opposite incapable
    Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘able to take in’, physically or mentally): from French, from late Latin capabilis, from Latin capere ‘take or hold’.Extra examples He has proved himself an extremely capable manager. He was barely capable of writing his own name. He was not physically capable of climbing out of the window. She could hardly believe him capable of such kindness. She is more than capable of doing it herself. She seems very capable. Employees who prove themselves to be capable will usually get promoted quite rapidly. He’s quite capable of lying to get out of trouble. I’ll leave things in your capable hands. I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you. She’s an extremely capable teacher.
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