capable


capable
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French capable, from Late Latin capabilis, irregular from Latin capere to take — more at heave Date: 1579 1. susceptible <
a remark capable of being misunderstood
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2. obsolete comprehensive 3. having attributes (as physical or mental power) required for performance or accomplishment <
is capable of intense concentration
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4. having traits conducive to or features permitting <
this woman is capable of murder by violence — Robert Graves
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an outer coat of light color capable of reflecting solar heat — Current Biography
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5. having legal right to own, enjoy, or perform 6. having or showing general efficiency and ability <
a capable lawyer
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a capable performance
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capableness nouncapably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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