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English adjective: able

1. able (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something


SamplesAble to swim.
She was able to program her computer.
We were at last able to buy a car.
Able to get a grant for the project.


Attributeability, ability, power


Antonymsunable

2. able have the skills and qualifications to do things well


SamplesAble teachers.
A capable administrator.
Children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable.


Synonymscapable


Similarcompetent


Antonymsincompetent

3. able having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity


SamplesAble to learn.
Human beings are able to walk on two feet.
Superman is able to leap tall buildings.


Similarcapable


Antonymsincapable

4. able having a strong healthy body


SamplesAn able seaman.
Every able-bodied young man served in the army.


Synonymsable-bodied


Similarfit


Antonymsunfit









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