Definition of 'competent'
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This will help clergy who might not otherwise feel competent when asked to do this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was a competent and effective speaker. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)If they were in fact extremely capable and competent politicians? THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003)This was done in an efficient and competent manner. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was a compelling as well as competent witness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When parents have been successful in establishing a good sleep habit they invariably feel more competent and confident. Good Habits, Bad Habits (1994)Do not feel like you are less qualified or less competent to be able to do the job because you are different. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It doesn't make him less competent. The Sun (2009)It's good to hire competent legal counsel to understand and know the law. Christianity Today (2000)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)Actors do that kind of thing - they make highly competent mirrors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Apart from one cookbook, books written by other than competent qualified physicians are not included. The Allergy Handbook (1988)They feel less competent, and they are less energetic and less actively engaged in parenting. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)But 43 per cent of all drivers admit they only feel competent enough to drive short distances. The Sun (2011)That is that all citizens must have access to justice - effective access to competent advice and representation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I know that the personnel is competent and qualified. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In these days when leaders surround themselves with advisers, how much difference does age make in competent leadership? Times, Sunday Times (2008)A competent and stirring legal drama. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said: 'The question is whether those who decide whether he stays or goes are competent to make those judgments. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'competent'
British English: competent /ˈkɒmpɪtənt/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is competent is efficient and effective.
He is a very competent worker.
- American English: competent
- Arabic: مُخْتَصّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: competente
- Chinese: 胜任的
- Croatian: sposoban
- Czech: schopný
- Danish: kompetent
- Dutch: competent
- European Spanish: competente
- Finnish: pätevä
- French: compétent
- German: fähig
- Greek: ικανός
- Italian: competente
- Japanese: 有能な
- Korean: 유능한
- Norwegian: kompetent
- Polish: fachowy
- European Portuguese: competente
- Romanian: competent
- Russian: компетентный
- Spanish: competente
- Swedish: behörig
- Thai: ที่มีความสามารถ
- Turkish: yetkin
- Ukrainian: компетентний
- Vietnamese: có khả năng
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