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English definition of “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.
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I thought she played the role very competently.
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