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English definition of “able”


adjective [+ to infinitive] (HAVING WHAT IS NEEDED)   /ˈeɪ·bəl/
having what is needed to do something, esp . the physical or mental power , skill , time , money , or opportunity : I lost my job and wasn’t able to afford my old apartment . We won’t be able to keep up this kind of effort much longer .
(Definition of able adjective (HAVING WHAT IS NEEDED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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