able able  /ˈeɪ bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
  2. (adj) have the skills and qualifications to do things well
  3. (adj) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
  4. (adj) having a strong healthy body

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When the cops started asking questions, Dahmer was able to convince the police that it was merely a lovers' quarrel.
  2. I guess I was made this way for some reason, and I've been able to find the talent I have, and I've been able to use it, so I'm grateful for that.
  3. You may be able to feel it but that doesn't mean it's real Sniff-N-Scratch Stop and smell the virtual gunpowder Kenyan Company Creates Native Language Email Services.

News

  1. How to talk about money before saying 'I do'

    While many engaged couples are able to hash out which photographer to use at the ceremony and who to sit Aunt Edna next to at the reception, they can't seem to broach the topic of their finances -- a discussion that could make or break their marriage.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Bristol school district close to being able to use projected $1.5M surplus

    BRISTOL — The school district is moving closer to being able to move a $1.5 million projected budget surplus into an account to use for next year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press

  3. Able Planet Gives E3 a Sneak Peek at LINX® FUSION, the Multisensory Technology Driving the Next Generation of Audio ...

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Contact: Michael Zucconi mzucconi@ableplanet.com ABLE PLANET GIVES E3 a SNEAK PEEK AT LINX®FUSION, THE MULTISENSORY TECHNOLOGY DRIVING THE Next Generation OF Audio And Communication DEVICES. Able Planet fuses its...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "Honestly, teams won't be able to do anything until the World Cup has finished. The players here prefer to wait - there is time," he said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Fernando Torres Source: The Press Association

  2. "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before," he said.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

  3. "I'm not good at doing that stuff, usually I crash myself in the process. So I tried once and moved him. I'm like 'ok, I gotta hit him harder,' and the second time I moved him out of the way and got by him and was able to get going," Johnson said.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Yahoo! Sports (blog)

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