Meaning of ABLE in English

ABLE

adj.

1 able to do sth having the ability to do sth

VERBS

▪ be , feel , prove , seem

ADVERB

▪ fully , perfectly , quite , well

He is well ~ to take care of himself.

▪ better , more

Once you've had some sleep you'll feel better ~ to cope.

▪ uniquely

Humans are uniquely ~ to use true language.

▪ just

I was just ~ to make out a dark figure in the distance.

▪ barely , hardly , scarcely

▪ financially , physically

She is not physically ~ to take care of herself.

2 intelligent; doing your job well

VERBS

▪ be , seem

She seems very ~.

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ reasonably

▪ less

less ~ students

Able is used with these nouns: ↑ pupil

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .