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com·pe·tent

 (kŏm′pĭ-tənt)
adj.
1. Properly or sufficiently qualified; capable: a competent typist.
2. Adequate for the purpose: a competent performance.
3. Law Legally qualified or fit to perform an act.

[Middle English, adequate, from Old French, from Latin competēns, competent-, present participle of competere, to be suitable; see compete.]

com′pe·tent·ly adv.

competent

(ˈkɒmpɪtənt)
adj
1. having sufficient skill, knowledge, etc; capable
2. suitable or sufficient for the purpose: a competent answer.
3. (Law) law (of a witness) having legal capacity; qualified to testify, etc
4. (foll by: to) belonging as a right; appropriate
[C14: from Latin competēns, from competere to be competent; see compete]
ˈcompetently adv
ˈcompetentness n

com•pe•tent

(ˈkɒm pɪ tənt)

adj.
1. having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose.
2. adequate but not exceptional.
3. (esp. of a witness) qualified as to age, soundness of mind, or the like.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin competent-, s. of competēns, present participle of competere to meet, agree]
com′pe•tent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.competent - properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient; "a competent typist"
capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
qualified - meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
2.competent - adequate for the purpose; "a competent performance"
adequate, equal - having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
3.competent - legally qualified or sufficient; "a competent court"; "competent testimony"
incompetent, unqualified - legally not qualified or sufficient; "a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"; "incompetent witnesses"

competent

adjective
1. able, skilled, capable, clever, endowed, proficient He was a loyal and very competent civil servant.
able cowboy (informal), incapable, inexperienced, incompetent, unskilled, inexpert
2. fit, qualified, equal, appropriate, suitable, sufficient, adequate I don't feel competent to deal with a medical emergency.
fit inadequate, unqualified

competent

adjective
1. Having the ability to perform well:
2. Being what is needed without being in excess:
Translations
مُؤَهَّل، كُفءمُخْتَصّ
schopnýoprávněný
kompetentkvalificeretdygtigegnet
pätevä
sposoban
hozzáértőjó: nagyon jó
hæfur, fær
有能な
유능한
kompetencijakompetentingaskvalifikuotaikvalifikuotas
kompetentslietpratīgs
behörig
ที่มีความสามารถ
có khả năng

competent

[ˈkɒmpɪtənt] ADJ
1. (= proficient) [person, pilot, nurse] → competente, capaz
to be competent at sthser competente en algo
students must be competent in five basic subjectslos estudiantes tienen que ser competentes en or dominar cinco asignaturas fundamentales
to feel competent to do sthsentirse capacitado para hacer algo
2. (= satisfactory) [work, performance] → aceptable
his work is competent, but not very originalsu trabajo es aceptable pero no muy original
a competent knowledge of the languageun conocimiento or dominio suficiente del idioma
he did a very competent jobhizo su trabajo muy bien
a highly competent piece of workun trabajo muy bien hecho
3. (Jur) [court] → competente; [witness] → hábil

competent

[ˈkɒmpɪtənt] adj
[person] → compétent(e), capable
to be competent at sth [+ task, activity] → être compétent(e) en qch
to be competent at one's job → être compétent(e) dans son travail
to be competent at doing sth → être compétent(e) pour faire qch
to be competent to do sth (legally)être compétent(e) pour faire qch, avoir compétence pour faire qch; (mentally)être capable de faire qch, être apte à faire qch
[work, performance] → satisfaisant(e)

competent

adj
fähig, befähigt (in zu); (in a particular field) → kompetent; (= adequate) knowledge, understandingangemessen, adäquat; his English is quite competentsein Englisch ist recht gut; to be/feel competent to do somethingkompetent or fähig sein/sich kompetent or fähig fühlen, etw zu tun; to do a competent jobgute Arbeit leisten
(Jur) → zuständig; evidence, witnesszulässig
(form: = relevant) to be competent/not competent (business, question)von/ohne or nicht von Belang sein

competent

[ˈkɒmpɪtənt] adjcompetente
this court is not competent to deal with that → questa corte non è competente in materia

competent

(ˈkompətənt) adjective
capable; skilled. a competent pianist; competent to drive a car.
ˈcompetence noun
ˈcompetently adverb

competent

مُخْتَصّ schopný kompetent fähig ικανός competente pätevä compétent sposoban competente 有能な 유능한 competent kompetent fachowy competente компетентный behörig ที่มีความสามารถ yetkin có khả năng 胜任的

com·pe·tent

a. competente, capaz, hábil.

competent

adj capaz, competente
References in classic literature ?
A few succeeding days were passed amid the privations, the uproar, and the dangers of the siege, which was vigorously pressed by a power, against whose approaches Munro possessed no competent means of resistance.
As to his character, we need not discuss its points; they have already been settled by a competent tribunal, or one which called itself competent.
Meanwhile, they shall be at the command of any gentleman, inclined and competent, to take the unprofitable labour off my hands.
Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
George had found constant occupation in the shop of a worthy machinist, where he had been earning a competent support for his family, which, in the mean time, had been increased by the addition of another daughter.
As a furnisher of business for me and for Mammy Dorcas she is exhaustlessly competent, but I like my share of it and of course Dorcas likes hers, for Dorcas "raised" George, and Cathy is George over again in so many ways that she brings back Dorcas's youth and the joys of that long-vanished time.
By the time I was your age, Tom, I had chosen a profession, and was soon competent to enter upon it.
John Knightley, their five children, and a competent number of nurserymaids, all reaching Hartfield in safety.
Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.
look here, Joseph,' she continued, taking a long, dark book from a shelf; 'I'll show you how far I've progressed in the Black Art: I shall soon be competent to make a clear house of it.
I am disengaged -I am competent -- I have trained others -- I can train you.
Everybody else said the same, and they must be allowed to have been competent judges, because they had just had dinner; and, with the dessert upon the table, were clustered round the fire, by lamplight.

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