able

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able is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
a - able - about
able is part of the Basic English 850.

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Positive
able

Comparative
abler

Superlative
ablest

  1. If someone is able to do something, he can do it.
    I'm busy tomorrow, so I won't be able to see you.
  2. If a person is able, he is good or skillful at what he does.
    She is an able teacher.

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