The Republican Party was long known as the party that competently managed government.
He knew the crash was coming, and when it came, he was able to talk about it competently—unlike John McCain.
Had he been competently represented, the jury might well have failed to concur on a death sentence.
How much more important is it that our educators should be competently trained.
This was a situation, not for bluster and rage, but to be competently grappled with.
For they who have got a small stock of Corn by that Profit may competently live upon it.
And if you cannot do it competently without, use a well-composed form.
Molly trotted at her heels, quite comforted, now that Betsy was talking so competently to grown-ups.
She packed his bag for him competently, and telephoned for his car.
competently disposed to it, with willingness and desire of success; and hath right ends in undertaking and discharging it.
late 14c., "suitable," from Old French competent "sufficient, appropriate, suitable," from Latin competentem (nominative competens), present participle of competere "coincide, agree" (see compete). Meaning "able, fit" is from 1640s. Legal sense is late 15c.
competent com·pe·tent (kŏm'pĭ-tənt)
Properly or sufficiently qualified; capable.
Capable of performing an allotted or required function.
Legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
Able to distinguish right from wrong and to manage one's affairs.