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capable meaning

EN[ˈkeɪpəbl̩]
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    Definition of capable in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore capableSUPmost capableSUF-able
    1. Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.
      1. She is capable and efficient.
      2. He does not need help; he is capable of eating on his own.
      3. As everyone knew, he was capable of violence when roused.
      4. That fact is not capable of proof.
    2. OBS Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • He is at most a confus'd and wild Christian, not specializ'd, by any forme, but capable of all.
        • The postcranial elements, which are rarely associated with hyainailourine specimens, indicate an animal capable of a plantigrade stance and adapted for terrestrial locomotion.
        • She has always been known as a capable wordsmith, but in this latest novel she also shows surprising emotional depth.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
      Related Links:
      1. fr capable
      2. en capabler
      3. fr capables
      4. en capablest
      5. fr capablement
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "capable" is an adjective.
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