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capable (adj.)

"sufficiently able, having power or capacity, qualified," 1590s, from French capable "able, sufficient; able to hold," or directly from Late Latin capabilis "receptive; able to grasp or hold," used by theologians, from Latin capax "able to hold much, broad, wide, roomy;" also "receptive, fit for;" adjectival form of capere "to grasp, lay hold, take, catch; undertake; take in, hold; be large enough for; comprehend" (from PIE root *kap- "to grasp"). Other late 16c. senses in English, now obsolete, were "able to comprehend; able to contain; extensive." Related: Capably.

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Definitions of capable from WordNet

capable (adj.)
having the requisite qualities for;
Synonyms: adequate to / equal to / up to
capable (adj.)
(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability;
capable of winning
capable of walking on two feet
capable of hard work
capable (adj.)
possibly accepting or permitting;
a passage capable of misinterpretation
Synonyms: open / subject
capable (adj.)
(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for;
no one believed her capable of murder
capable (adj.)
have the skills and qualifications to do things well;
a capable administrator
children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
Synonyms: able
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