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capable

adjective uk   /ˈkeɪ.pə.bl̩/ us  
B2 able to do things effectively and skilfully, and to achieve results: She's a very capable woman/worker/judge. We need to get an assistant who's capable and efficient.Skilled, talented and able capable of sth/doing sth B2 having the ability, power, or qualities to be able to do something: Only the Democratic Party is capable of running the country. A force ten wind is capable of blowing the roofs off houses. When she's drunk she's capable of saying (= likely to say) awful, rude things. I think your plan is capable of being (= could be) improved.
Opposite
Skilled, talented and able
capably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
She drove very capably.Skilled, talented and able
(Definition of capable adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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