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    able - Dictionary definition and meaning for word able

    (adj) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    Example Sentence
    • able 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
    (adj) have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    Synonyms : capable
    Example Sentence
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
    (adj) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
    Example Sentence
    • able to learn
    • human beings are able to walk on two feet
    • Superman is able to leap tall buildings
    (adj) having a strong healthy body
    Synonyms : able-bodied
    Example Sentence
    • an able seaman
    • every able-bodied young man served in the army
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