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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

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Kevyn Aucoin

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

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Desmond Tutu

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
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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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