competent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒmpɪtənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑmpɪtənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kompi tənt)

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competent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a competent [lawyer, attorney, doctor]
  2. the [lawyer] is not very competent
  3. I need a competent [lawyer] to
  4. find a more competent [lawyer]
  5. find a [lawyer] who is more competent
  6. do you know any competent [lawyers]?
  7. can you recommend any competent [lawyers]?
  8. am looking for a competent [lawyer]
  9. am competent at [using, doing]
  10. deemed competent to [stand trial, testify]
  11. feels competent to take on the [task, job, challenge]
  12. competent and [reliable, professional, experienced, qualified, impartial]
  13. has very competent staff
  14. their staff is very competent
  15. a competent governing body
  16. referred to the competent authority
  17. [mentally, highly, fully] competent
  18. is competent in the field of...
  19. competent in [using]
  20. competent legal [advice, counsel, representation]
  21. speaks competent [Spanish]
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