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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. Fit; adapted; suitable.
3. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
able teachers|a capable administrator|children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
4. 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
5. having a strong healthy body
an able seaman|every able-bodied young man served in the army
6. To make able; to enable; to strengthen.