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competent

adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/  us   /ˈkɑːm.pə.t̬ənt/
C1 able to do something well: a competent secretary/horse-rider/cook I wouldn't say he was brilliant but he is competent at his job.
Opposite
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competently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I thought she played the role very competently.
Translations of “competent”
in Arabic كُفؤ…
in Korean 능력이 있는…
in Malaysian cekap…
in French compétent…
in Turkish yetenekli, ehil, usta…
in Italian competente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有能力的, 能幹的, 稱職的…
in Russian компетентный, знающий…
in Polish kompetentny…
in Vietnamese thạo…
in Spanish competente…
in Portuguese competente…
in Thai ที่มีความสามารถ…
in German fähig…
in Catalan competent…
in Japanese 能力のある…
in Indonesian ahli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有能力的, 能干的, 称职的…
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