- legally qualified or sufficient
"a competent court"
- adequate for the purpose
"a competent performance"
- properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
"a competent typist"
- Tom is competent.
- Tom is very competent.
- I think he's competent.
- I believe he is competent.
- Tom is a competent nurse.
- They are thought of as competent.
- The university has turned out competent doctors.
- I think he's a competent person.
- He is competent for the job.
- He is competent and able to trust.
- They are both very competent judges.
- The office is full of competent people.
- Tom and Mary are both very competent teachers.
- He delegated his authority to his competent assistant.
- He was a famous poet and a competent diplomat.