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- 1. capable (vs. incapable), able, confident, surefooted, sure-footed, resourceful, competent
- usage: (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
- 2. capable, open, subject, susceptible (vs. unsusceptible)
- usage: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
- 3. capable (vs. incapable)
- usage: (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"
- 4. adequate to(predicate), capable, equal to(predicate), up to(predicate), adequate (vs. inadequate), equal
- usage: having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
- 5. able, capable, competent (vs. incompetent)
- usage: have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
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