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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
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Inform the gentleman at once--either by word of mouth or by writing--of the position in which he stands: and authorize him to place the case in the hands of a person known to you both, who is competent to decide on what you are to do next.
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I have, however, decided to include Ou-Yang Hsiu of the Sung dynasty, if only for the sake of his "Autumn", which many competent critics hold to be one of the finest things in Chinese literature.
Williamson had lost her reason and the servants were, of course, not competent to testify.
Let it not be imagined, however, that I consider myself competent to reform the errors and abuses of society, but only that I would fain contribute my humble quota towards so good an aim; and if I can gain the public ear at all, I would rather whisper a few wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.
I think this must be admitted, when we find that there are hardly any domestic races, either amongst animals or plants, which have not been ranked by some competent judges as mere varieties, and by other competent judges as the descendants of aboriginally distinct species.
Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
As the safety of the whole is the interest of the whole, and cannot be provided for without government, either one or more or many, let us inquire whether one good government is not, relative to the object in question, more competent than any other given number whatever.
A certain mysteriousness hangs around the quality of speed as it was displayed by the old sailing-ships commanded by a competent seaman.
As a company of men competent to superintend the direction of a country at war, you must permit me to say that I consider you have done well in placing certain matters in our hands, and that you will do better still not to interfere.

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