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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’
adaptable, flexible, all-round, multifaceted, multitalented, multiskilled, many-sided, resourceful, proteanView synonyms
- ‘Here are just ten uses to which you could put this highly versatile software.’
- ‘Despite large scale poaching, the versatile cat adapts well to a changing environment, as can be seen in its growing population.’
- ‘Professional armies were expected to be versatile enough to adapt as needed to the enemies they faced.’
- ‘They're versatile everyday working tools that are large and rugged enough for any task.’
- ‘These versatile molecules function as catalysts in the hydrogen peroxide bleaching process.’
- ‘Automating backups is a simple matter using the straightforward and versatile tools provided.’
- ‘Who knew stretchy fabric could be so versatile?’
- ‘A highly versatile property that has been sympathetically restored and upgraded to exacting standards.’
- ‘Chardonnay and to a slightly lesser extent Syrah, for example, are extremely versatile.’
- ‘His musical instrument is versatile enough for most melodies.’
- ‘And when content creation and experience matters, the personal computer remains a remarkably versatile tool.’
- ‘Soup is versatile enough to be eaten at every meal.’
- ‘Sarod seems a more versatile instrument adapting itself to every and any kind of raga when the brothers play it.’
- ‘‘They're versatile, they're tasty and they're good for you,’ she said.’
- ‘The porch plan is versatile enough to be altered to almost any size ranging from eight to 10 feet wide and from 12 to 24 feet long.’
- ‘But here's the catch: this amazingly versatile and femme fatale dress costs $150.’
- ‘The plant's flexibility in product selection makes it versatile enough for many different types of contractors.’
- ‘The company recognizes the need for hybrid extrudables with unitary construction to function in versatile, custom configurations.’
- ‘There are accessories and battery options available to make them even more versatile.’
- ‘But they are a ride like no other and are versatile enough to be both a novice's toy and a skater's challenge.’
2archaic Changeable; inconstant.adaptable, flexible, adjustable, open-ended, open, open to change, changeable, not fixed, not settled, variableView synonyms
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’.
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