Competent

  • 1 compétent — compétent, ente [ kɔ̃petɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1240 « approprié, suffisant »; lat. competens 1 ♦ (1480) Dr. Qui a droit de connaître d une matière, d une cause. ⇒ compétence. Le tribunal s est déclaré compétent pour juger cette cause. ⇒ connaître… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 competent — com·pe·tent / käm pə tənt/ adj 1: having or showing requisite or adequate ability or qualities a competent lawyer competent representation by counsel 2 a: free from addiction or mental defect that renders one incapable of taking care of oneself… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 competent — com‧pe‧tent [ˈkɒmptənt ǁ ˈkɑːm ] adjective 1. having enough skill, knowledge, or ability to do something to a satisfactory standard: • The farm would have to be run by a competent manager. • You need someone who is both competent at finance and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 compétent — compétent, ente (kon pé tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de droit. Qui a droit de connaître d une matière, d une cause. Le tribunal s est déclaré compétent. Le mariage doit être contracté devant l officier public compétent. •   Il est vrai qu ils… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 competent — COMPETÉNT, Ă, competenţi, te, adj. 1. Care este bine informat într un anumit domeniu; care este capabil, care este în măsură să judece un anumit lucru. 2. Care are atribuţia, căderea, autoritatea legală să facă ceva; îndreptăţit. [var.: (înv.)… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 6 compétent — COMPÉTENT, ENTE. adj. (On prononce Compétant.) Qui appartient, qui est dû. En ce sens, c est un terme de Pratique, et qui n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, Portion compétente. Le père a donné à chacun de ses enfans leur portion compétente.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 Competent — Com pe*tent (k[o^]m p[ e]*tent; 94), a. [F. comp[ e]tent, p. pr. of comp[ e]ter to be in the competency of, LL. competere to strive after together, to agree with; hence, to be fit. See {Compete}.] 1. Answering to all requirements; adequate;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 competent — [käm′pətənt] adj. [ME < OFr < L competens, prp. of competere: see COMPETE] 1. well qualified; capable; fit [a competent doctor] 2. sufficient; adequate [a competent understanding of law] 3. permissible or properly belonging: with to 4. Law… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 competent — late 14c., suitable, from O.Fr. competent sufficient, appropriate, suitable, from L. competentem (nom. competens), prp. of competere coincide, agree (see COMPETE (Cf. compete)). Meaning able, fit is from 1640s. Legal sense is late 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 competent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the necessary skill or knowledge to do something successfully. 2) satisfactory or adequate, though not outstanding: she spoke quite competent French. 3) having legal authority to deal with a particular matter. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Compĕtent — (v. lat.), 1) schicklich, zulässig, befugt, rechtmäßig; 2) Mitbewerber …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Competent — Competent, lat., befugt, rechtmäßig …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 competent — capable, qualified, *able Analogous words: *proficient, skillful, skilled, adept, expert, masterly: efficient, *effective Antonyms: incompetent Contrasted words: *incapable, unqualified: inefficient, *ine …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 competent — [adj] able adapted, adequate, all around, appropriate, au fait, being a pistol*, capable, clever, complete, crisp, decent, dynamite, efficient, endowed, enough, equal, fireball*, fit, fool, good, know ins and outs*, know one’s business*, know… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 competent — adj. 1) highly competent 2) competent as (he is competent as a teacher) 3) competent at, in (she is competent in her field) 4) competent to + inf. (she is competent to teach history; competent to stand trial) * * * [ kɒmpɪt(ə)nt] in (she is… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 competent — com|pe|tent [ˈkɔmpıtənt US ˈka:m ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of competere to be suitable ; COMPETE] 1.) having enough skill or knowledge to do something to a satisfactory standard ≠ ↑incompetent ▪ A… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 COMPÉTENT — ENTE. adj. T. de Jurispr. Qui appartient, qui est dû. Il ne se dit, en ce sens, que D une portion de quelque bien, de quelque héritage ; encore est il peu usité. Le père a donné à chacun de ses enfants leur portion compétente.   Il signifie aussi …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 competent — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become ▪ make sb ▪ A year of college had made her more socially competent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 competent — adjective 1 having enough skill or knowledge to do something to a satisfactory standard: She s a highly competent linguist. | competent to do sth: I don t feel competent to give an opinion at the moment. 2 a piece of work, performance etc that is …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 competent — 01. Sergei is a very [competent] worker, perhaps the best we have. 02. I m kind of a new skier, so I don t really feel [competent] enough to go down a really steep slope. 03. Dr. Singh s [competency] as a surgeon is unquestioned; she is simply… …

    Grammatical examples in English


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