- 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 fully capable of lying to get out of trouble. I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you.
- 2 having the ability to do things well synonym skilled, competent She's a very capable teacher. I'll leave the planning in your capable hands. opposite incapable
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NAmE//ˈkeɪpəbli//adverb He managed the conference very capably.