Word Of The Week: Competent

CompetentAdjective

Origin: 15th century. Late middle English,from Anglo-French and Latin.

IPA Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nt/

Meaning: 

  1. having the capacity to function, knowledge or skill to do something successfully.
  2. Law. (of a witness, a party to a contract, etc.)having legal competence, as by meeting certain minimum requirements of age, soundness of mind,or the like.

Sentences: 

  1. she spoke quite competent French
  2. The defendant was declared competent to stand trial.
  3. He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.

Synonyms: able, capable, equal, fit, good, qualified, suitable, proficient, adept, adroit, accomplished, skillful.

 

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