Meaning of ABILITY in English

ABILITY

noun

1 skill/power to do sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ exceptional , extraordinary , great , outstanding , remarkable , uncanny

▪ inherent , innate , natural

It's important to discover the natural abilities of each child.

▪ proven

▪ academic , acting , artistic , athletic , creative , intellectual , linguistic , mathematical , musical , psychic , reading , technical

▪ mental , physical

… OF ABILITY

▪ level

She showed a high level of ~ as a runner.

VERB + ABILITY

▪ have , possess

▪ retain

▪ demonstrate , show

Both players demonstrated their ~ to hit the ball hard.

▪ acquire , develop , enhance , improve

▪ lack

▪ lose

I seem to have lost my ~ to attract clients.

▪ affect , hamper , hinder , impair , impede , limit , undermine

▪ appreciate , recognize

Fox's abilities were soon recognized.

▪ doubt , question

▪ overestimate , underestimate

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

She showed great ~ in mathematics.

PHRASES

▪ to the best of your ~

We will keep you informed to the best of our ~.

2 speed with which sb learns

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

The school does nothing for children of high ~.

▪ limited , low

▪ average , mixed

It is much more difficult to teach a mixed-ability class.

VERB + ABILITY

▪ assess , measure , test

ABILITY + NOUN

▪ level

▪ range

PHRASES

▪ a range of ~ , a range of abilities

I taught a wide range of abilities.

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