Synonyms for capable

Synonyms for (adjective) capable

Synonyms: adequate to, up to, capable, equal to

Definition: having the requisite qualities for

Usage: equal to the task; the work isn't up to the standard I require

Similar words: equal, adequate

Definition: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

Usage: she had adequate training; her training was adequate; she was adequate to the job; he was equal to the task


Synonyms: capable

Definition: (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

Usage: capable of winning; capable of hard work; capable of walking on two feet

Similar words: able

Definition: having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

Usage: able to learn; human beings are able to walk on two feet; Superman is able to leap tall buildings


Similar words: sure-footed, surefooted, confident

Definition: not liable to error in judgment or action

Usage: most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression- Walter Lippman; demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent- Michiko Kakutani


Similar words: resourceful

Definition: having inner resources; adroit or imaginative

Usage: someone who is resourceful is capable of dealing with difficult situations; an able and resourceful politician; the most resourceful cook in town


Synonyms: capable, able

Definition: have the skills and qualifications to do things well

Usage: able teachers; a capable administrator; children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

Similar words: competent

Definition: properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

Usage: a competent typist


Synonyms: subject, capable, open

Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

Usage: 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

Similar words: susceptible

Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof