- having the ability or capacity for: a man capable of judging art.
- open to the influence or effect of; susceptible of: a situation capable of improvement.
- predisposed to; inclined to: capable of murder.
Origin of capable
Examples from the Web for capably
In a word, his business affairs are capably managed and whatever he undertakes he carries forward to successful completion.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
They had then capably taken up the pleasant task of electing their officers and performed it with business-like snap.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
As one occupying a unique position, he realized that he had a reputation to sustain, and capably he sustained it.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Untiring in his efforts to defend the fortress, Velasco resolutely and capably endeavored to foil the enemy's designs.The History of Cuba, vol. 2|Willis Fletcher Johnson
The farmer had refused toll to the brigands who governed the south so capably in those days."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy