♦ able

♦ able /ˈeɪbl/
a.
1 (pred., seguito da inf.) capace (di); in grado (di); che riesce (a); che può; che sa: He is able to look after himself, è in grado di (o può) badare a se stesso; to be able to meet one's obligations, essere in grado di far fronte ai propri impegni; She's better able to cope with such situations than I am, sa affrontare situazioni simili meglio di me; Will you be able to come?, potrai venire?
2 abile; capace; bravo; competente: an able teacher, un bravo insegnante
able-bodied, sano e robusto; di sana costituzione; abile; privo di handicap □ (marina mercantile, spec. USA) able-bodied seaman, marinaio scelto □ able seaman, (marina mercantile) marinaio scelto; (marina mil., in GB) comune di 1a classe NOTA D'USO: -can o to be able to?-.

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