What is another word for able?

Pronunciation: [ˈe͡ɪbə͡l] (IPA)

The word "able" refers to a person's capability to do something. There are several synonyms for the word "able" which include proficient, skilled, accomplished, talented, competent, capable, and apt among others. Proficient implies a high degree of expertise in a particular skill or subject. Skilled means a person who is highly trained and experienced. Accomplished refers to someone who has achieved success in a particular field or task. Talented suggests a natural ability or aptitude for a particular activity. Competent implies the ability to do something well. Capable means able to achieve a particular task with ease. Apt implies a natural ability or inclination towards a particular task.

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What are the hypernyms for Able?

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What are the opposite words for able?

The word 'able' denotes capability or competence. Its opposite or antonym, 'unable,' indicates the lack of ability, skill, or power. When someone is 'unable,' they are not proficient or well-versed in something. Another antonym for 'able' is 'incapable,' which also means not having the ability to do something. The word 'incompetent' is another antonym for 'able,' and it signifies the inability to perform effectively or skillfully at a task or job. Other antonyms for 'able' include 'inept,' 'inadequate,' 'impotent,' 'weak,' and 'powerless.' These words highlight the opposite of the concept of being highly capable and efficient in a given role or task.

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Usage examples for Able

I hope to be able to do so later on, though.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
The wonder is, therefore, that France was able to do so much.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
He will be able to walk before very long.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester

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