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  • a  (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    able to swim
    she was able to program her computer
    we were at last able to buy a car
    able to get a grant for the project
  • s  have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    able teachers
    a capable administrator
    children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
  • s  having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
    able to learn
    human beings are able to walk on two feet
    Superman is able to leap tall buildings
  • s  having a strong healthy body
    an able seaman
    every able-bodied young man served in the army

  • When the cops started asking questions, Dahmer was able to convince the police that it was merely a lovers' quarrel.
  • 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.
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  • Fernando Torres in The Press Association
    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.
  • Barack Obama in CBS News
    I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before,he said.
  • Jimmie Johnson in Yahoo! Sports (blog)
    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.

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