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Able meaning

able - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Fit; adapted; suitable.
  2. 2. Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano.
  3. 3. Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech.
  4. 4. Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property.
  5. 5. To make able; to enable; to strengthen.
  6. 6. To vouch for.
  7. 7. Strong; skilful; capable.

able - examples of usage

  1. I'd like to know what made you think I wasn't able to take care of myself. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. I hope I shall be able to come to- morrow." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Never would she be able to look into his eyes and say: I know you did not do it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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