properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
"a competent typist"
adequate for the purpose
"a competent performance"
legally qualified or sufficient
"a competent court"; "competent testimony"
Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.
Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
Adequate for the purpose
answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit
rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′pe-tent, adj. suitable: sufficient: fit: belonging: legally qualified: legitimate.—ns. Com′petence, Com′petency, fitness: capacity: sufficiency: competent circumstances: legal power or capacity.—adv. Com′petently. [Fr.,—L. competĕre—com, with, petĕre, to seek, to strive after.]
Having the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge and skills for the role and responsibility.
She and her husband were so competent at their respective employment.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'competent' in Adjectives Frequency: #896
The numerical value of competent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of competent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.
No, I don't want any position for myself, but you know there are many people who are very competent.
He wants to come across and brand himself as a leader who is modern and competent, rather than a descendant of his predecessors, and he wants to gradually tone down the idolization of the two late leaders as it goes against his agenda to brand the North as a normal state.
The binding offers have to be presented by June 30 and after that there will be a selection phase of the buyer, which will depend on whether the offers are more or less close, and on the contacts with the competent entities in the process, competition authorities and the European Commission.
I'm just not impressed by the fact that the University of Texas may have fewer (African-Americans), maybe it ought to have fewer. And maybe some -- you know, when you take more, the number of blacks, really competent blacks, admitted to lesser schools, turns out to be less.
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- способен, компетентен, вещ, меродавенBulgarian
- competentes, competenteSpanish
- toimivaltainen, taitava, etevä, osaava, päteväFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kaha, toa, matatauMāori
- capabel, competent, bekwaam, bevoegdDutch
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