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Synonyms for able
ˈeɪ bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. able(adj)

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

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied

    Antonyms:
    incapable, unfit, incompetent, unable

  2. able, capable(adj)

    have the skills and qualifications to do things well

    "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

    Synonyms:
    equal to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able-bodied, up to(p), capable

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, unfit, unable, incapable

  3. able(adj)

    having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

    "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied

    Antonyms:
    unable, unfit, incompetent, incapable

  4. able, able-bodied(adj)

    having a strong healthy body

    "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied

    Antonyms:
    unfit, incapable, incompetent, unable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. able

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    Synonyms:
    adapted, adequate, capable, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable

    Antonyms:
    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Preposition:
    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. able

    Synonyms:
    strong, powerful, clever, skillful, talented, capable, fitted, efficient, effective, learned, gifted, masterly, telling, nervous, vigorous

    Antonyms:
    weak, inefficient, unskillful, silly, stupid, incapable, ineffective, unqualified

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clever, accomplished, talented, adroit, ingenious, expert, dexterous, apt, quick, skilful, efficient, proficient, good, versed, practical, AU FAIT

  2. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    qualified, fitted, competent

  3. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    capable, gifted, powerful, strong, mighty, highly endowed

  4. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    masterly, effective, telling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. able(a)

    Synonyms:
    competent, qualified, capable, talented, clever, gifted, efficient, effective, cogent, telling, potent

    Antonyms:
    unable, incompetent, incapable, inefficient ineffective, impotent

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How to use able in a sentence?

  1. Cathy Sakimura:

    I have been my children's mother in every way for their whole lives, i thought that adopting them meant that we would be able to be together always. When the Alabama court said my adoption was invalid and I wasn't their mother, I didn't think I could go on. The Supreme Court has done what's right for my family.

  2. Warren Truss:

    There is still a significant part of the priority search area that we haven't looked at ... I'm still confident that we'll be able to find the aircraft in that area.

  3. Frank Bonnet:

    In somes studies, we compared groups composed of only fish with groups composed of fish and robots, we could show that the two are behaving similarly, which shows that the robots are able to act like fish, and integrate groups of fish. We also used other setups, such as a ring-shaped setup, to show that the robotic agents can influence on the swimming direction preference of the fish.

  4. Jonathan Levine:

    Once we figured out we needed to make it close enough to real life that we could comment on real life but far enough that we wouldn't inspire people's anger about everyday things, that's when we really felt like we had found our lane, we were able to use comedy as a tool to comment and maybe even make people think about stuff.

  5. Fan Chunyan:

    It is good news for the industry, more companies would raise production and become profitable and some companies may be able to export their products.


Translations for able

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  • قادر, ماهر, قدير, بارعArabic
  • здо́льныBelarusian
  • компетентен, позволен, в състояние да, способен, умел, годенBulgarian
  • schopný, způsobilýCzech
  • habil, i stand til, kompetent, dygtig, have mulighed forDanish
  • fähig, tüchtig, imstande, kompetentGerman
  • μπορώ να, αρτιμελής, έχων σώας τας φρένας, είμαι ικανός να, ικανός, δυνάμενοςGreek
  • lerta, kompetenta, poviEsperanto
  • capaz, competente, diestro, hábilSpanish
  • pädev, suuteline, võimelineEstonian
  • توانستنPersian
  • kykenevä, taitavaFinnish
  • habilité, capable, expérimentéFrench
  • betûftWestern Frisian
  • ábalta, in annIrish
  • comasachScottish Gaelic
  • מסוגל, יָכֹל, יכולHebrew
  • योग्यHindi
  • կարող, ընդունակ, ունակ, ճարտարArmenian
  • bolehIndonesian
  • capace, abileItalian
  • 腕利き, 有資格, できる, 有能Japanese
  • 능란한, 할 수 있는, 유자격의Korean
  • potis, potens, sanus, habilis, licensLatin
  • spējīgs, izdarīgs, veiklsLatvian
  • dapat, bolehMalay
  • kapaċiMaltese
  • စွမ်းBurmese
  • aanmerking, om, bedreven, de, te, competent, in, in staat, mogelijkheid, hebben, handig, komenDutch
  • i standNorwegian
  • umiejętny, móc, zdolny, potrafić, mieć możliwość, zręcznyPolish
  • permitido, capaz, possível, competentePortuguese
  • abil, competent, capabil, abilitatRomanian
  • способный, компете́нтный, уме́лый, полнопра́вный, спосо́бныйRussian
  • kompetentný, schopnýSlovak
  • ha möjlighet att, kapabel, i stånd att, skicklig, kompetentSwedish
  • قادىر, قابىلUyghur, Uighur
  • khả năngVietnamese
  • skilik, duinafägik, fägikVolapük

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