Definition of 'capable'
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Nobody knows what people are capable of. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The side that played is more than capable of doing well but we have no strength in depth. The Sun (2017)The run probably came too soon when he flopped last time and he looks well capable of bouncing back to form today. The Sun (2016)He rants about restaurants that serve burgers on a brioche bun, rather than something capable of absorbing the grease. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The brakes are perfectly capable with a single disc on the front and ABS as standard. The Sun (2016)While you've broad shoulders, the individuals in question are perfectly capable of dealing with these. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because what you have is a car capable of 0-62 in less than five seconds but isn't exactly light. The Sun (2016)He is certainly capable of bowling better. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This car seems capable of speeds that could get you to your destination before you left. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Young people are often capable of much more than signing on the dole like their parents. The Sun (2009)We are well capable of riding out the current storm. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Without a doubt he is a player capable of great things but is he a great player? The Sun (2011)But we are capable of delivering something special. The Sun (2011)If they were in fact extremely capable and competent politicians? THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003)You are perfectly capable of lugging your bags from reception up to your room. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The same apprenticeship ought to make a man both capable of virtue and capable of exercising power. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)But are any of them capable of murder? The Sun (2012)There were only six cars capable of such a feat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This fear of failure holds back so many capable people. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)When she had relatives who were perfectly capable of doing so. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The idea here is that the person is fully capable of the task and can be trusted to complete it. Christianity Today (2000)Our target is to medal and if we can get through the group we are well capable of doing that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is certainly capable of it. The Sun (2008)The protector is seen as competent and capable and the person who needs to be looked after is seen as incompetent and incapable. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)That sort of striking is one of the things he's capable of with pace and bounce. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To make something capable of lifting a worthwhile weight, you need a lot of gas. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'capable'
British English: capable /ˈkeɪpəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are capable of doing something, you are able to do it.
He was hardly capable of standing up.
- American English: capable
- Arabic: قَادِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: capaz
- Chinese: 有能力的
- Croatian: sposoban
- Czech: schopný
- Danish: duelig
- Dutch: capabel
- European Spanish: capaz hazaña
- Finnish: pystyvä
- French: capable
- German: fähig
- Greek: ικανός
- Italian: capace
- Japanese: ･･･ができる
- Korean: ...할 능력이 있는
- Norwegian: dyktig
- Polish: zdolny
- European Portuguese: capaz
- Romanian: capabil
- Russian: способный
- Spanish: capaz
- Swedish: skicklig
- Thai: ที่สามารถทำได้
- Turkish: muktedir
- Ukrainian: здатний
- Vietnamese: có năng lực
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