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English definition of “able”

able

adjective
 
 
/ˈeɪbl/
be able to do sth A2 to have the ability to do something or the possibility of doing something: He'll be able to help you. I wouldn't be able to come at that time anyway. → Opposite be unable to do sthSkill, talent and ability
clever or good at doing something: She's a very able student.Skilled, talented and able
ably adverb Ably assisted by her mother, she learnt how to make jam.
(Definition of able from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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