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capable

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
        • Not that Briggs was capable of bringing it on. He got in, maybe, one really good shot: a right to Foreman's ample belly
        • The life span of this species is a minimum of 7 years [20 ] and it is capable of adapting to eurythermic and euryhaline environments [21 ].
        • He is at most a confus'd and wild Christian, not specializ'd, by any forme, but capable of all.
    • 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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