Meaning of ABLE in English

(~r, ~st)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


If you are ~ to do something, you have skills or qualities which make it possible for you to do it.

The older child should be ~ to prepare a simple meal...

The company say they’re ~ to keep pricing competitive...

They seemed ~ to work together very efficiently.

= can



If you are ~ to do something, you have enough freedom, power, time, or money to do it.

You’ll be ~ to read in peace...

It would be nice to be ~ to afford to retire earlier.

= can



Someone who is ~ is very clever or very good at doing something. of the brightest and ~st members of the government...

= cap~


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