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versatile (adj.)

c. 1600, "inconstant," from Latin versatilis "turning, revolving, moving, capable of turning with ease to varied subjects or tasks," from past participle stem of versare "keep turning, be engaged in something, turn over in the mind," frequentative of vertere "to turn" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). Meaning "able to do many things well" is from 1762 in English.

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Definitions of versatile from WordNet

versatile (adj.)
having great diversity or variety;
his vast and versatile erudition
Synonyms: various
versatile (adj.)
changeable or inconstant;
versatile moods
versatile (adj.)
competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another;
a versatile writer
versatile (adj.)
able to move freely in all directions;
an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward
a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind
an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally
From wordnet.princeton.edu