Synonyms for Able:


able to perform well; having a proven capacity (adjective)
accomplished, artful, brilliant, clever, effective, efficient, experienced, expert, gifted, ingenious, masterful, masterly, practiced, prepared, proficient, responsible, skilled, skillful, talented.
all (adjective)
capable of performing; having an innate capacity (adjective)
adept, adroit, agile, apt, bright, capable, competent, cunning, deft, dexterous, endowed, equipped, facile, good, intelligent, powerful, ready, smart, strong, worthy.
prepared (adjective)
qualified (adjective)
skillful (adjective)
accomplished, adept, adroit, agile, ambidextrous, apt, artful, capable, clever, competent, crafty, cunning, deft, dexterous, efficient, expert, facile, genius, handy, masterful, nimble, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented, versatile, Sure-footed.


academic, bright, brilliant, bungling, canny, clear-sighted, discerning, endowed, gifted, ingenious, intelligent, nimble-fingered, powerful, quick, ready, smart, strong, well-rounded, wise, worthy, cut out for. all-around, conversant, crackerjack, effective, enterprising, experienced, first-rate, inefficient, inexperienced, inventive, knowledgeable, masterly, practiced, resourceful, responsible, slick, smooth, superior, have an eye for, be a past master at doing something, be in practice, be no slouch, can do something in your sleep, have a flair for something, have a genius for (doing) something, have a magic touch, have/get something down to a fine art. authorized, equipped, prepared, capable of, conversant with. ability, good. able (noun)
able-bodied, capable, competent, fit, healthy.

Other synonyms:

academic, clear-sighted, crackerjack, discerning, inventive, prepared, quick, resourceful, capable of. all-around, responsible. brilliant. clever
Other relevant words:
ability, able-bodied, academic, all-around, authorized, bright, brilliant, bungling, canny, clear-sighted, conversant, crackerjack, discerning, effective, endowed, enterprising, equipped, experienced, first-rate, fit, gifted, good, healthy, inefficient, inexperienced, ingenious, intelligent, inventive, knowledgeable, masterly, nimble-fingered, powerful, practiced, prepared, quick, ready, resourceful, responsible, slick, smart, smooth, strong, superior, well-rounded, wise, worthy, capable of.

Usage examples for able

  1. I am not able to bear it." – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  2. Yes, I'm able to go. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  3. He know so much, that make him able for the bad, see, like for the good. – Marie by Laura E. Richards