1 adj If you say that a person is versatile, you approve of them because they have many different skills., (approval)
He had been one of the game's most versatile athletes.
Aileen stands out for her incredible versatility as an actress.
2 adj A tool, machine, or material that is versatile can be used for many different purposes.
Never before has computing been so versatile.
Velvet is not known for its versatility.
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