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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.
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adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I thought she played the role very competently.
Translations of “competent”
in Korean 능력이 있는…
in Arabic كُفؤ…
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 Spanish competente…
in Portuguese competente…
in German fähig…
in Catalan competent…
in Japanese 能力のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有能力的, 能干的, 称职的…
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