capable Definition

  • 1having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing
  • 2able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do; competent

Using capable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "capable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is capable of handling the project on her own.

  • Example

    The team is capable of winning the championship.

  • Example

    He is a capable leader who can handle difficult situations.

  • Example

    The new employee seems quite capable.

capable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with capable

  • having the ability or fitness to do something


    She is capable of handling the project on her own.

  • a person or group that is able and competent to handle a task or situation


    We left the project in capable hands while we were away.

  • able to do something very easily or without much effort


    After years of experience, he is capable of fixing the car with his eyes closed.

Origins of capable

from Latin 'capabilis', meaning 'able to take in'


Summary: capable in Brief

The term 'capable' [ˈkeɪpəbl] refers to having the necessary ability, fitness, or quality to achieve a specific task or goal. It implies competence and efficiency, as in 'The team is capable of winning the championship.' 'Capable' extends into phrases like 'capable of,' denoting the ability to do something, and 'capable hands,' referring to a competent person or group.

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