/ābәl/Submit adjective having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something. “he was able to read Greek at the age of eight” synonyms: capable of, competent to, equal to, up to, fit to, prepared to, qualified to. having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence. “the dancers were technically very able” synonyms: intelligent, clever, talented, skillful, skilled, accomplished, gifted. 1. 2. ABLE