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1. capable

adjective. ['ˈkeɪpəbəl'] (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability.

Synonyms

  • capability
  • capableness
  • potentiality
  • able
  • confident
  • sure-footed
  • surefooted
  • resourceful

Antonyms

  • incapable
  • incapability
  • incompetent
  • incapacity

Etymology

  • capabilis (Latin)
  • -abilis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Capable

  • able
  • abominable
  • acceptable
  • acceptable
  • accessible
  • accountable
  • accountable
  • achievable
  • acknowledgeable
  • acknowledgeable
  • actionable
  • adaptable
  • addressable
  • adjustable
  • admirable
  • admirable
  • admissible
  • adoptable
  • adorable
  • advisable

How do you pronounce capable?

Pronounce capable as ˈkeɪpəbəl.

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Sentences with capable


1. Adjective
Gender-segregation may teach young women that they aren't capable of competing in a contemporary workplace.

Quotes about capable


1. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

2. Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

3. The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
- Helen Hayes

2. capable

adjective. ['ˈkeɪpəbəl'] possibly accepting or permitting.

Synonyms

  • open
  • susceptible

Antonyms

  • imperfectibility
  • unsusceptibility
  • impossibility

Etymology

  • capabilis (Latin)
  • -abilis (Latin)

3. capable

adjective. ['ˈkeɪpəbəl'] having the requisite qualities for.

Synonyms

  • equal to
  • adequate
  • up to
  • equal

Antonyms

  • unqualified
  • unskilled
  • inefficient
  • inability

Etymology

  • capabilis (Latin)
  • -abilis (Latin)

4. capable

adjective. ['ˈkeɪpəbəl'] have the skills and qualifications to do things well.

Synonyms

  • able

Antonyms

  • inaptitude
  • perfectibility

Etymology

  • capabilis (Latin)
  • -abilis (Latin)
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