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Another word for able

  1. Having the ability to perform well

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Another word for able

  1. Showing superior innate capacity

  2. Showing superior proven skill

  3. Having the necessary power, skill, or resources

Synonym Study

  • Competent and qualified both imply the possession of the requisite qualifications or skills for the specified work, situation, etc., but qualified stresses compliance with specified requirements a competent critic of modern art, a qualified voter
  • Capable usually implies the satisfactory meeting of ordinary requirements a capable machinist
  • Able means having the power or capacity to do something able to make payments but when used before a noun implies superior power or skill an able administrator