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a·ble

able

 
pronunciation:
eI bl
part of speech: adjective
inflections: abler, ablest
definition 1: having the skill, power, or opportunity that one must have to do a thing.
Most birds are able to fly.Since his accident, he has not been able to drive.We won't be able to attend the reception because we have another engagement.
 
synonyms:
capable, competent, powerful, qualified, skillful
antonyms:
incapable, inept, unable
similar words:
intelligent, potent, practiced, proficient, skilled, strong, versed
definition 2: having a high degree of ability, talent, or skill.
He is a very able student, but he needs to put in more effort.
synonyms:
adept, expert, gifted, masterful, proficient, talented
antonyms:
incompetent
similar words:
adroit, deft, dextrous, strong