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1. able

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

Synonyms

  • ability

Antonyms

  • unable
  • powerful

Etymology

  • ablen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • able (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Able

  • mislabel
  • relabel
  • schaible
  • graybeal
  • zabel
  • waibel
  • raible
  • mabel
  • laible
  • label
  • chaebol
  • abell
  • abel

Example sentences of the word able


1. Adjective
You may also be able to eat soft scrambled eggs after surgery.

Quotes containing the word able


1. To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
- Lord Acton

2. The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
- Maria Montessori

3. Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
- Dolly Parton

2. able-bodiedism

noun. discrimination in favor of the able-bodied.

Synonyms

  • favouritism
  • favoritism
  • ablism
  • discrimination
  • able-bodism

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • able-bodied (English)

3. come-at-able

adjective. capable of being attained or accomplished.

Synonyms

  • attainable

Antonyms

  • incomprehensible
  • unapproachable

4. come-at-able

adjective. capable of being reached or attained.

Synonyms

  • accessible
  • getatable

Antonyms

  • inconvenient
  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability

5. able-bodism

noun. discrimination in favor of the able-bodied.

Synonyms

  • able-bodiedism
  • favouritism
  • favoritism
  • ablism
  • discrimination

6. able-bodied

adjective. ['ˈeɪbəlˈbɑːdiːd'] having a strong healthy body.

Synonyms

  • able

Antonyms

  • defuse
  • unmuzzle

7. able-bodied_seaman

noun. a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills.

Synonyms

  • Jack-tar
  • old salt
  • sea dog
  • mariner
  • Jack
  • seafarer
  • gob
  • seaman
  • tar

8. able

adjective. ['ˈeɪbəl'] have the skills and qualifications to do things well.

Synonyms

  • capable

Antonyms

  • ineffectiveness
  • unpersuasiveness

Etymology

  • ablen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • able (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. able

adjective. ['ˈeɪbəl'] having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity.

Antonyms

  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • ablen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • able (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. able

adjective. ['ˈeɪbəl'] having a strong healthy body.

Synonyms

  • fit

Antonyms

  • powerless
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • ablen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • able (Middle English (1100-1500))
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