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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.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.
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adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
She drove very capably.
Translations of “capable”
in Korean 유능한…
in Arabic قادِر عَلى…
in French capable, capable (de)…
in Turkish yeterli, güçlü, muktedir…
in Italian capace…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有能力的, 熟練的, 能幹的…
in Russian способный…
in Polish zdolny…
in Spanish capaz, competente…
in Portuguese capaz…
in German tüchtig, imstande sein…
in Catalan capaç…
in Japanese 有能な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有能力的, 熟练的, 能干的…
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