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Definition of 'capable'


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

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