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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin capabilis, from Latin capere 'to take'

capable

adjective
     
ca‧pa‧ble S2 W2
1

capable of (doing) something

having the qualities or ability needed to do something:
I don't think he's capable of murder.
The company isn't capable of handling an order that large.
I'm perfectly capable of looking after myself, thank you!
2 able to do things well:
a strong, capable woman
3

capable hands

someone who is able to do something well:
Helen was put in the capable hands of hair stylist Daniel Herson.
capably adverb

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