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having the ability to perform well

Synonyms for able

(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

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have the skills and qualifications to do things well

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having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

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having a strong healthy body

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What helps the ablest and others in a mixed-ability classroom (i.
In Britain in the 1780s Cook was regarded as 'the ablest and most renowned Navigator this or any other country hath produced'.
These two men, the ablest and most articulate exponents of the Bush administration's policy in Iraq, counseled that the United States should stay the course, but could not say where this course would lead.
The Trotters are sure to start as favoruites for the victory, with their opponents already looking like certainties for the drop back to the Championship, but ther Rams were 3-1 winners on their last visit to this ground, ablest six years ago, and know an away win like this could be the kick-start their sesson so desperately requires under new manager paul Jewell.
Grant wrote in his personal memoirs that Forrest was "the ablest cavalry general in the South," and according to the official war records, Sherman believed "that devil Forrest must be hunted down and killed if it costs ten thousand lives and bankrupts the Federal treasury.
Throughout the book Herspring, one of the ablest and most experienced experts in the field of both Soviet/Russian and comparative civil-military relations, emphasizes the critical importance of leadership in the Russian army.
5-1690, "The Ablest Soldier of His Age ": International Soldiering and the Formation of State Armies in Seventeenth-Century Europe, by Matthew Glozier.
Wilkes served his faction as one of its ablest propagandists, anonymously publishing a newspaper, the North Briton, that lampooned Bute as a friend of royal absolutism and enemy of English liberty.
She was overawed by Bill Lawrence, perhaps the ablest flier, all things considered, that Pax River was to produce.
But despite the ablest doctors and most powerful medications, she passed quietly, surrounded by her family.
But apart from that, may I, very humbly, yet very sincerely, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for what seems to me to be one of the sanest, ablest & yet utterly joyous pieces of writing our language can boast?
The ideas of natural justice are regulated by no fixed standard; the ablest and the purest of men have differed upon the subject.
We are keen to keep on building on that progress with the teachers and advisers who help applicants make their choices, and to attract the ablest students, regardless of their background.
Starting as farmers, the ablest sons rapidly rose in status through the military: Robert of Rogers' Rangers to the rank of major and James of the King's Rangers to colonel.
Marshal Schomberg 1615-1690; "the ablest soldier of his age"; international soldiering and the formation of state armies in seventeenth-century Europe.