capable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French capable, from Late Latin capābilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeɪpəbl̩/
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capable (comparative more capable, superlative most capable)

  1. Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.
    She is capable and efficient.
    He does not need help; he is capable of eating on his own.
    As everyone knew, he was capable of violence when roused.
    That fact is not capable of proof.
  2. (obsolete) Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in; accessible to. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capabilis.

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Adjective[edit]

capable (plural capables)

  1. able, capable

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Saint Dominican Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French capable (capable).

Verb[edit]

capable

  1. (auxiliary) can, to be able to
    Nous promené jouc nou pas té capable encore.We walked until we could not anymore.

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: kapab

References[edit]

  • S.J Ducoeurjoly, Manuel des habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un précis de l'histoire de cette île