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English definition of “able”

able

adjective (CAN DO)    /ˈeɪ.bl̩/
be able to do sth A2 to have the necessary physical strength, mental power, skill, time, money, or opportunity to do something: Will she be able to cope with the work? He's never been able to admit to his mistakes. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to phone you yesterday. It's so wonderful being able to see the sea from my window.Skilled, talented and able be better able to do something to find it easier to do something: Get a good night's sleep and you'll feel better able to cope.Skilled, talented and able Grammar:Be about toBe about to is used to talk about things which are going to happen very soon:See more
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