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versatile Line breaks: ver¦sa|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːsətʌɪl/

Definition of versatile in English:


1Able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities: a versatile sewing machine he was versatile enough to play on either wing
More example sentences
  • Professional armies were expected to be versatile enough to adapt as needed to the enemies they faced.
  • The plant's flexibility in product selection makes it versatile enough for many different types of contractors.
  • Despite large scale poaching, the versatile cat adapts well to a changing environment, as can be seen in its growing population.


Early 17th century (in the sense 'inconstant, fluctuating'): from French, or from Latin versatilis, from versat- 'turned about, revolved', from the verb versare, frequentative of vertere 'to turn'.



Example sentences
  • Ferguson has demanded this versatilely from his players before.
  • Agiecut Progress 2 is the most versatilely employable machine tool for our application requirement.
  • It also provides three-tier analysis structure to versatilely anatomize flow, packets and payload.


Pronunciation: /vəːsəˈtɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • It is this versatility of the master that those who have gathered at the Changampuzha Park expect to learn.
  • It is a measure of the versatility and unique ability of the Dublin panel that the same players played in both games.
  • Hicks also played the gravedigger and one of the travelling actors in the play within a play, with skilful versatility.

Words that rhyme with versatile

hexastyle • fertile

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