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English definition of “competent”


adjective     /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 incompetentSkilled, talented and able competently     /-li/ adverb I thought she played the role very competently.Skilled, talented and able
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