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Definition of Able


  1. Fit; adapted; suitable.
  2. Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano.
  3. Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech.
  4. Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property.
  5. To make able; to enable; to strengthen.
  6. To vouch for.

Able Quotations

I think it's awesome to be able to make people laugh.
Bridgit Mendler

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor E. Frankl
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E. Frankl

Education happens to be something that all people, all cultures, need to embrace. Math, science, the words of the world. To be able to speak and be able to have clarity and to be able to think. Those are the greatest of gifts.
Bill Cosby

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou
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Able Translations

able in Afrikaans is geskoolde
able in Danish is dygtig
able in Dutch is capabel, kundig, bekwaam
able in Italian is adatto, capace, in grado, idoneo, abile
able in Latin is polleo, validus, potens, ingeniosus
able in Norwegian is dyktig
able in Portuguese is capaz
able in Spanish is apto, capaz, susceptible
able in Swedish is duktig, skicklig, kunnig

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