Able synonyms

ā'bəl
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Having capacity or ability; efficient and able:
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Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
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Quick and light in movement or action.
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The definition of skillful is someone or something that shows talent or adeptness.
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Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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Showing superior innate capacity
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Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
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The definition of handy is a useful or readily available person or thing, or a person who is skilled with using their hands.
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That has been executed in the manner of one who is a master; extremely competently.
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Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
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Showing superior innate capacity
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Effective or potent:
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(Zool.) Moving forward or backward, as the toes of a bird
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Having a fully developed or shapely figure.
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Showing superior innate capacity
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Showing superior innate capacity
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(Law) Legally qualified, authorized, or fit
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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Producing a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; working well
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Meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position.
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Showing superior proven skill
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Appropriate; proper:
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Complete in acquirements usually as a result of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain
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Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.
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Quick and skillful; adroit.
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Skillful or clever, esp. in achieving a purpose
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Having, involving, or demonstrating skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
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Skilled or expert; proficient:
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Having had experience in an activity or in life in general:
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Showing superior proven skill
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Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.
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Showing superior proven skill
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Showing enterprise; full of energy and initiative; willing to undertake new projects
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Able to deal creatively and effectively with problems, difficulties, etc.
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Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
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(By extension) Exceptionally good.
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The definition of top-notch is defined as the very best or a really great person or thing.
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In the highest division
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Designating or of cocaine in this form
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Of excellent quality or ability; fine.
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(Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
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(Slang) Very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable
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Comprehensive in extent
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Showing superior proven skill
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(Idiomatic) Well-informed concerning.
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Displaying talent.
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(Chiefly UK, dated, idiomatic) Mentally alert, shrewd, savvy.
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Showing superior proven skill
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(Idiomatic) Alert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Designed to conform to the contours of that which it covers
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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The definition of equipped is well-supplied with necessary items.
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
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That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
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Prepared or available for service, action, or progress:
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Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
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Given authority
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(US) Acting with confidence.
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Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
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Not adaptable.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; incompetent:
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Unskilled; inexpert.
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Highly skilled; expert
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(Archaic) Ready; prepared
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Acquainted with the facts; well-informed
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Forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing
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Notably superior in intelligence
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Having or showing much learning in some special field
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Able to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for sexual intercourse. Used of a male.
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The definition of smart is someone who is intelligent, someone who is well dressed and looking sharp or something that can act on its own accord.
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(Games) Being of the same suit. Used of cards:
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Endowed with one or more talents.
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Revealing previously unknown information.
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Strong and healthy; robust:
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The definition of impotent is someone or something weak, ineffective or lacking power.
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Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning:
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able to perform well; proven capacity
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Not able; lacking a certain ability.
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Lacking firmness of character or strength of will:
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The definition of feeble is someone who is weak or a half-hearted attempt or something that is faint or unconvincing.
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The definition of delicate is someone or something that is subtle, fragile, frail or a skilled example of something.
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Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
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Of evidence, that it is not admissible.
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The definition of infirm is being sickly or weak, or not strong in will or character.
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Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
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Unhelpful, not useful; pointless (of an action).
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Lacking legal authority.
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Having or showing skill; expert.
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Having the ability to perform well
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Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust; fit for service.
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Not cognizable; incapable of being recognised.
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(Law) Not subject to being produced in response to a discovery request.
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Not heard; not perceived by the ear
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(Archaic) Aware (of something)
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The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.
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Happy, in good spirits.
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(Scot.) Careful in action; gentle; easy; quiet
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Showing superior innate capacity
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The definition of worthy is someone or something that has desirable qualities and is entitled to respect or attention.
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Showing superior innate capacity
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Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman.
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Familiar or acquainted (with), esp. as a result of study or experience; versed (in)
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Involving important duties, the supervision of others, or the ability to make decisions with little supervision:
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(Botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
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Having the necessary power, skill, or resources
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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
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