Definition of capable
- a remark capable of being misunderstood
- is capable of intense concentration
- this woman is capable of murder by violence
- —Robert Graves
- of my land … to make thee capable
- a capable lawyer
- a capable performance
a capable and efficient editor
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on the ball;
: able to do something : having the qualities or abilities that are needed to do something
: skilled at doing something : able to do something well
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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