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Main Entry: able
Inflected Form(s): abler /-b(-)lr/; ablest /-b(-)lst/
Etymology: Middle English able "able," from early French able (same meaning), from Latin habilis "easily managed, skillful," from habre "to have" 1 a: having enough power, skill, or resources to do something <able to swim> b: not prevented <able to vote> 2: SKILLFUL, COMPETENT <an able editor>