HyperDic: capable

English > 5 senses of the word capable:
ADJECTIVEallcapable(usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability
allcapable, open, subjectpossibly accepting or permitting
allcapable(followed by 'of') having the temperament or inclination for
allcapable, adequate to, equal to, up tohaving the requisite qualities for
allcapable, ablehave the skills and qualifications to do things well
capable > pronunciation
Soundskey'pahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > capable: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability.
Examples
  • "capable of winning"
  • "capable of hard work"
  • "capable of walking on two feet"
Attribute ofcapability, capablenessThe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
capability, capableness, potentialityAn aptitude that may be developed
NarrowerableHaving inherent physical or mental ... / mental ability or capacity
confident, surefooted, sure-footednot liable to error in judgment or action
resourcefulHaving inner resources
See alsocompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Oppositeincapable(followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability
Spanishcapaz
Catalancapaç
Nounscapability, capablenessthe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
capablenessan aptitude that may be developed
Adverbscapablywith competence
English > capable: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPossibly accepting or permitting.
Example"a passage capable of misinterpretation"
Synonymsopen, subject
Broadersusceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
Nounscapabilitythe susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
English > capable: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(followed by 'of') having the temperament or inclination for.
Example"no one believed her capable of murder"
Oppositeincapable(followed by 'of') not having the temperament or inclination for
Spanishcapaz
Catalancapaç
Nounscapablenessthe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
English > capable: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving the requisite qualities for.
Synonymsadequate to, equal to, up to
Broaderadequate, equalHaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishacertado, adecuado, apropiado, apto, capaz, conveniente, idóneo, indicado
Catalanadequat, adient, apropiat, apte, capaç, convenient, encertat, escaient, idoni, indicat
English > capable: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHave the skills and qualifications to do things well.
Examples
  • "a capable administrator"
  • "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
Synonymable
Broadercompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Spanishcapaz
Catalancapaç
Nounscapability, capablenessan aptitude that may be developed
capablenessthe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

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