Meaning of ABLE in English
1 able to do sth having the ability to do sth
▪ be , feel , prove , seem
▪ 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.
Humans are uniquely ~ to use true language.
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
▪ be , seem
She seems very ~.
▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.
less ~ students
Able is used with these nouns: ↑ pupil
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012