What is another word for able?

Synonyms for able
ˈeɪ bəlable

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term able.

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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ableadjective

    (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, capableadjective

    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. ableadjective

    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-bodiedadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. capable, qualified, can, proficient, skilled, apt fit to

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ableadjective

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

  2. ableadjective

    Synonyms:
    qualified, fitted, competent

  3. ableadjective

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

  4. ableadjective

    Synonyms:
    masterly, effective, telling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ableadjective

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

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

How to pronounce able?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say able in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#259subject
#283open
#452conditions
#633possible
#727able
#1068effective
#1340strong
#1589ability
#1686capacity
#1931fit
#2309equal
#2389powerful
#3090extent
#3293learned
#3315efficient
#3344qualified
#3580suitable
#3614sufficient
#3627measurement
#3646unable
#4175possibility
#4264capable
#4555adequate
#4761telling
#7366nervous
#7422fitted
#7772fitting
#8185satisfactory
#8207adapted
#8670talented
#9018competent
#10247clever
#12072gifted
#19156vigorous
#20455incapable
#29066commensurate
#34606skillful
#52506skilful
#93015masterly

How to use able in a sentence?

  1. Ishea Brown:

    These are things that growing up I never would have thought that we would see, i hope that women, but particularly black women, are able to see themselves in her and her mother, and know that there are no spaces that are not meant for Ishea Brown.

  2. Tom Goyda:

    Just asking about forbearance should not result in a forbearance being applied, we want customers who need assistance due to Covid-19 to be able to request and receive a payment suspension quickly and easily.

  3. Stephanie Peabody:

    Brain health is inextricably tied to overall health ; those without injury to the brain and/or thought or mood disorders live a healthier lifestyle, have fewer chronic diseases and remain healthier into older age, beyond this, those who optimize lifestyle behaviors including sleep, activity and nutrition are able to optimize almost all aspects of brain functioning.

  4. Sergio Colas:

    I used to be able to feel the vibration of the stampede and that of the bells of the steers.

  5. Zac Brown:

    This is really strange circumstances because normally under pressure entertainment and music always survives. People want to feel good. They wan na come out and see music and we wan na be able to be there as a beacon to help remind them that everything is going to be OK during hard times, but this has been crippling because people can't gather together.

Images & Illustrations of able

  1. able
    able
    able
    able
    able

Translations for able

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for able »

Translation

Find a translation for the able synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"able." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 27 Jul 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/able>.

Discuss these able synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for able?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. sodden
    • B. drippy
    • C. juiceless
    • D. steamy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for able: