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Synonyms for ableˈeɪ bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. able(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied

    Antonyms:
    incapable, unfit, incompetent, unable

  2. able, capable(adj)

    have the skills and qualifications to do things well

    Synonyms:
    equal to(p), open, adequate to(p), subject, able-bodied, able, up to(p), capable

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, unfit, unable, incapable

  3. able(adj)

    having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied

    Antonyms:
    unable, unfit, incompetent, incapable

  4. able, able-bodied(adj)

    having a strong healthy body

    Synonyms:
    capable, able-bodied, able

    Antonyms:
    unfit, incapable, incompetent, unable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. able

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    Synonyms:
    adapted, adequate, capable, commensurate, competent, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable

    Antonyms:
    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Preposition:
    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clever, accomplished, talented, adroit, ingenious, expert, dexterous, apt, quick, skilful, efficient, proficient, good, versed, practical, AU FAIT

  2. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    qualified, fitted, competent

  3. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    capable, gifted, powerful, strong, mighty, highly endowed

  4. able(a.)

    Synonyms:
    masterly, effective, telling


Translations for able

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قادر, ماهر, قدير, بارعArabic
  • здо́льныBelarusian
  • компетентен, позволен, в състояние да, способен, умел, годенBulgarian
  • schopný, způsobilýCzech
  • habil, i stand til, kompetent, dygtig, have mulighed forDanish
  • fähig, tüchtig, imstande, kompetentGerman
  • μπορώ να, αρτιμελής, έχων σώας τας φρένας, είμαι ικανός να, ικανός, δυνάμενοςGreek
  • lerta, kompetenta, poviEsperanto
  • capaz, competente, diestro, hábilSpanish
  • pädev, suuteline, võimelineEstonian
  • توانستنPersian
  • kykenevä, taitavaFinnish
  • habilité, capable, expérimentéFrench
  • betûftWestern Frisian
  • ábalta, in annIrish
  • comasachScottish Gaelic
  • מסוגל, יָכֹל, יכולHebrew
  • կարող, ընդունակ, ունակ, ճարտարArmenian
  • bolehIndonesian
  • capace, abileItalian
  • 腕利き, 有資格, できる, 有能Japanese
  • 능란한, 할 수 있는, 유자격의Korean
  • potis, potens, sanus, habilis, licensLatin
  • spējīgs, izdarīgs, veiklsLatvian
  • dapat, bolehMalay
  • kapaċiMaltese
  • စွမ်းBurmese
  • aanmerking, om, bedreven, de, te, competent, in, in staat, mogelijkheid, hebben, handig, komenDutch
  • i standNorwegian
  • umiejętny, móc, zdolny, potrafić, mieć możliwość, zręcznyPolish
  • permitido, capaz, possível, competentePortuguese
  • abil, competent, capabil, abilitatRomanian
  • способный, компете́нтный, уме́лый, полнопра́вный, спосо́бныйRussian
  • kompetentný, schopnýSlovak
  • ha möjlighet att, kapabel, i stånd att, skicklig, kompetentSwedish
  • قادىر, قابىلUyghur, Uighur
  • khả năngVietnamese
  • skilik, duinafägik, fägikVolapük

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