capable

01. He is a very [capable] worker; I'm sure he'll be able to do it.
02. He probably lied to her; he's certainly [capable] of it.
03. This car is [capable] of doing 0 to 100 in 3.5 seconds.
04. Our new photocopier has the [capability] of working almost twice as fast as the old one.
05. He always loses at poker because he is [incapable] of hiding his feelings.
06. Do you think that a two-year-old child is [capable] of knowing the difference between telling the truth and lying?
07. This new machine is [capable] of filling about 20% more beer bottles per hour than the old machine.
08. Gandhi once said that a coward is [incapable] of exhibiting love.
09. There is a Hebrew proverb that states that until a child is one year old, it is [incapable] of sin.
10. The grizzly bear is [capable] of running as fast as the average horse.
11. The human brain is [capable] of recording over 86 million bits of information daily.
12. Part of the function of schooling is to enhance the [capabilities] of the individual, particularly the ability to reason.
13. Goethe once said, "Treat people as though they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are [capable] of being."
14. Wind is [capable] of transporting enormous quantities of sand and dust which, when deposited, form many of our planet's distinctive landforms.

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  • capable — [ kapabl ] adj. • XIVe; bas lat. capabilis, de capere « contenir, être susceptible de » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Qui a le pouvoir, la possibilité de recevoir, de supporter. Les hommes sont « indignes de Dieu, et capables de Dieu » (Pascal). Capable d une joie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • capable — CAPABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui a les qualités requises pour quelque chose. C est un homme capable de gouverner. C est un homme capable des plus grandes choses. Il n est capable de rien. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De ceux qui ont l âge compétent pour… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Capable — Ca pa*ble, a. [F. capable, LL. capabilis capacious, capable, fr. L. caper to take, contain. See {Heave}.] 1. Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capable — CAPABLE. adj. de tout genre, Habile, intelligent. En ce sens il se dit absolument. Un homme capable. Mettre une affaire, une charge entre les mains d une personne capable. Il signifie aussi, Celuy qui a les qualitez requises pour faire quelque… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • capable — I adjective able, accomplished, adept, adequate, adroit, aptus, competent, deft, effective, effectual, equal to, expert, facile, fit, fitted, gifted, idoneus, masterly, potent, proficient, qualified, skillful, suited, worthy associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • capable — Capable, Capax. Capable de pouvoir entendre que c est d amitié, et comme il s y faut maintenir, Capax amicitiae. Il n est point capable de tenir office, Capere magistratum non potest. B. ex Cicerone …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • capable — [kā′pə bəl] adj. [Fr < LL capabilis < L capere, to take: see HAVE] having ability; able to do things well; skilled; competent SYN. ABLE capable of 1. susceptible of; admitting of; open to 2. having the ability or qualities necessary for 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • capable — competent, qualified, *able Analogous words: efficient, *effective, effectual, efficacious Antonyms: incapable Contrasted words: incompetent, unqualified (see IN CAPABLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • capable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (capable of) having the ability or quality necessary to do. 2) able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do. DERIVATIVES capably adverb. ORIGIN French, from Latin capere take or hold …   English terms dictionary

  • capable of — 1. Able to take in, contain, understand, etc (archaic) 2. Sufficiently able, good, well made, etc to, or sufficiently bad, foolish, etc, to (followed by verbal noun or other action noun) 3. Susceptible of • • • Main Entry: ↑capable …   Useful english dictionary

  • capable — 1560s, from L.L. capabilis receptive, used by theologians, from L. capax able to hold much, broad, wide, roomy; also receptive, fit for; adjectival form of capere to grasp, lay hold, take, catch; undertake; take in, hold; be large enough for;… …   Etymology dictionary

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