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
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.
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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.