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'able' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'able'
1. (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
2. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
able teachers
3. 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
4. having a strong healthy body
an able seaman
every able-bodied young man served in the army

'able' - used as a adjective suffix
5. able to be, subject to

derived forms
1. Able / Comparitive
abler
2. Able / Superlative
ablest
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  • unable
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